Roșia Montană, Town on the brink
OT: Roșia Montană, Dorf am Abgrund
Fabian Daub // Germany, 2012
Documentary Feature // FF2012
Beneath Roșia Montană, a Rumanian village in the Carpathians, lie the greatest reserves of gold in Europe. A mining company with powerful Canadian stakeholders want to extract 300 million tons and a gold rush to the poor region begins. Many inhabitants have sold their land and have moved away, others hope to find jobs in the mine. An ancient community and landscape are going to disappear, while the use of highly toxic cyanide will have unforeseeable consequences. The film shows how money is tearing a village community and whole families apart – and how a small group is resisting the sell-out.
DirectorFabian Daub (*1972) studied documentary direction and production at the Hamburg School for Visual Arts and in Geneva. Together with Andreas Grafenstein, he made the prize-winning Left Behind (2008) and Eisern vereint (2010).
Roșia Montană, Dorf am Abgrund
Drei Farben Grün//FF2012
Ulf Behrens, Ingo Scheel
Zarada Iuli Banu, Nenad Lautarevic