Jozi Gold (2020)

  • 1h 15m
  • Fredrik Gertten
  • Sylvia Vollenhoven
  • engelske undertekster

En kvindes stædige kamp for miljøet og mod mineindustrien i Sydafrika, i en ny film fra instruktøren af CPH:DOX-prisvinderen ‘Push’.

I Johannesburg kalder folk selv deres by for Jozi. Ikke langt fra byen ligger de miner, der har produceret en tredjedel af alt mineguld i verden, og som har efterladt området fuldt af radioaktivt affald, giftigt drikkevand og luftforurening. Mariette Liefferick, en sydafrikansk Erin Brockovich, er brudt ud af Jehovas Vidner og er nu på en nådesløs mission – iført stiletter – for at holde den lokale guldmineindustri ansvarlig for det miljømæssige mareridt, den har skabt. Hun afslører mineselskabernes ligegyldighed overfor de liv, de har ødelagt og stadig ødelægger. Men Mariette er en ukuelig aktivist, der sammen med de lokale sydafrikanere er opsat på kæmpe videre til det sidste. For som hun siger: ‘The wheels of Justice turn slow’. CPH:DOX-vinderen bag festivalhittet ‘Push’, Fredrik Gertten, har sammen med instruktør Sylvia Vollenhoven skabt en medrivende film, der vil få én helt op i det røde felt, og som giver begrebet guldfeber en helt ny og dyster betydning.

A woman’s stubborn struggle for the environment and against the mining industry of South Africa, in a new film by the director of the CPH:DOX winner ‘Push’.

In Johannesburg, people call their city Jozi. Not far from the city lie the mines that have produced one third of the world’s mined gold and left the area full of radioactive waste, toxic drinking water and air pollution. Mariette Liefferick – a South African Erin Brockovich – has broken free from the Jehova’s Witnesses and is now on a relentless mission dressed in high heels to hold the local gold mining industry accountable for the environmental disaster it has created. She reveals the indifference of the mining companies towards the lives they have destroyed. But Mariette is an indomitable activist, who together with the local South Africans is determined to fight to the bitter end. For as she says, the wheels of Justice turn slow. The CPH:DOX winner behind the festival hit ‘Push’, Fredrik Gertten, and director Sylvia Vollenhoven have created a captivating film which is guaranteed to make us furious, and which gives the concept of ‘gold fever’ an entirely new and dismal meaning.

Subtitle(s)

English