GOLD MINES, DEATH WASTE

Henry Jurgens did not know anything about that yellow mountain that was behind his house, in the commune of Pencahue, VII Region. For him, it was "just a hill of sand." When he learned that it was an abandoned mining tailing, a toxic waste towering over the landscape, it was too late.

SYNOPSIS

Henry Jurgens did not know anything about that yellow mountain that was behind his house, in the commune of Pencahue, VII Region. For him, it was "just a hill of sand." When he learned that it was an abandoned mining tailing, a toxic waste towering over the landscape, it was too late. The previous night had been the earthquake and that hill had slipped over their land, devouring the house of the Gálvez Chamorro family and trapping the two girls and their parents inside. They both worked for Jurgens for years. None survived under the four meters of cyanide left on them.

Techinical Specs

Documentary, 58 Min.
Year: 2010
Director: Carola Fuentes
Script: Carola Fuentes
Producer: Carola Fuentes y Rafael Valdeavellano
Director of Photography: Rafael Valdeavellano
Editor: Rafael Valdeavellano
Investigation: Jota Loyola

Funds/Awards: Best Journalistic Documentary Award, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
Broadcasted by: CNN Chile