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Children Mining Gold in Mali
 
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http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/12/06/mali-artisanal-mines-produce-gold-child-labor At least 20,000 children work in Malian artisanal gold mines under extremely harsh and dangerous conditions. These children literally risk life and limb. They carry loads heavier than their own weight, climb into unstable shafts, and touch and inhale mercury, one of the most toxic substances on earth. Courtesy NBC Rock Center
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Children mine gold destined for the international market place
 
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SHOTLIST Tenkoto - Senegal near Mali border - October 2007 1. Momodou (13 years old, wears yellow T-shirt ) mixing solution in plastic container 2. Momodou pours white mercury into the palm of his hand 3. Wide of Momodou mixing the sand 4. Various of men pounding rocks 5. Close up of man sifting the rocks 6. Various of Momodou pounding the rocks 7. Close up of man pouring mercury into his palm, then back into the container and then he pours the mercury into a bucket of mud 8. Close up of Momodou pouring the mud on the sluicing station 9.Various of Saliou (12 years old, wears red T-shirt) preparing the sluicing station 10. Close up of Momodou mixing solution 11. SOUNDBITE : (Phular) Saliou, aged 12 (please note: audio level is very low): "It is when I got close to my father that I started to know what gold is. I wash it, I treat it." 12. SOUNDBITE : (Phular) Saliou, aged 12 (audio level is very low): " My arms and my back are hurting. Work is very difficult" 13. Wide of Momodou, Saliou and two teenage miners, preparing a bicycle and beginning the walk to Mali 14. Mid of 4x4 vehicle carrying the miners driving towards Mali Hamdalaye, Mali - October 2007 15. Wide of mine site in Hamdalaye 16. Various of teenage miner helping to take gold ore out of mine shafts 17. Various of young adult miner descending into mine shaft 18. Mid of gold ore emptied from bucket NIGHT VISION CAMERA 19. Mid of second young adult miner descending into mine shaft, two miners in shaft (Daylight conditions) 20.Various of teenage miner pulling pulleys to lift heavy buckets gold ore out of mine shafts 21.Close up younger teenage miners pulling pulleys to lift heavy buckets gold ore out of mine shafts 22.Wide of both boys working 23.Close up of younger teenage worker 24. Wide of miners and women by the river with sluicing stations 25. Various of women sieving suspension in the river 26. Wide of man and girl working 27. Wide of river bank, two very young girls in the foreground, one has a baby on her back 28. Close up of man washing mud 29. Wide of the sluicing stations (where they wash the ore and the sand) 30. Saliou (wears red T-shirt) and another worker mixing the mud with the gold ore 31. Various Saliou and another boy push a wheelbarrow up hill away from river 32. Wide shot village 33. SOUNDBITE : (French) Oumar Cissoko, Village Health Worker: "Mercury causes us a lot of problems, really bad, enormous problems, also because the artisanal miners wash the sluicing stations in the river - the water from the river is used in other locations." 34. Various of gold dust being sorted 35. Various of gold dust being weighed Bamako, Mali - October 2007 36. Various shots of man smelting of the gold ore 37. Various of gold ore being turned into gold bar 38. Mid of men hammering gold 39. Mid of gold trader Boubacar Camara (no UPSOUND) 40. Wide of exterior of Abou Bah's export office 41. Close up of sign on interior wall reads "Abou Bah - import - export" Geneva, Switzerland - April 2008 42. Pan to exterior of Decafin SA office in Rue de Rhone 43. Pan down of building which includes Decafin SA offices 44. Close up sign reading (Decafin SA) 45. ILO sign 46. Pan of ILO documents about child mining 47. Set up Susan Gunn, senior technical adviser of international programme 48. SOUNDBITE : (English) Susan Gunn, senior technical adviser of international programme on the elimination of child labour (IPEC) 49. Cutaway ILO documents about child mining 50. SOUNDBITE : (English) Susan Gunn, senior technical adviser of international programme on the elimination of child labour (IPEC) AP Television New York, United States - June 2008 51. Wide shot Tiffany & Co 52. Close up Tiffany & Co You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/32fbd8359b88a296c9ff2946b51ea54a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Mali Mine Misery: Foreign firms eye gold, local workers suffer
 
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With France in the middle of a troop withdrawal from Mali and UN peacekeeping forces still deployed there - the country is facing growing uncertainty. And it's not just security that's on people's minds. Many fear that international involvement might not be limited to military operations - with one of the country's few thriving industries apparently being eyed by foreign corporations. RT's Maria Finoshina digs into the story. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
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The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines
 
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Children Of The Dirty Gold: An investigation into the use of child labour in dangerous Philippine underwater gold mines. Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures The Children Working On Indian Coal Mines https://youtu.be/0ZA5Az09Zj4 How Asia's Economic Miracle Collapsed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS-MVu5v4b8 Hard Labour Nicaragua https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkAnvHnqJVw For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=68884&bid=2 Many of Philippines' 5.5 million child workers are risking their lives digging for "Dirty Gold" in unbelievable conditions. Desperate men and children scour underwater mine-shafts in this terrifying report. Breathing through nothing more than a thin pipe connected to an air compressor, going 30 foot deep underwater for hours in search of gold is all in a day’s work for 16-year-old Gerald. "I'm afraid, if the earth collapses, I will get buried underneath" says the teenager. Surrounded by rock walls in the pitch black darkness of the water, the men chip away at walls for 3 hours. They find no gold. For many like Gerald school is a distant memory, and illegally diving for gold the only alternative to starvation. Hundreds of deaths by electrocution, drowning and even the possibility of Mercury poisoning have had little impact on compressor mining activities, which continue un-policed and unregulated. There appears little hope of change on the horizon. "If I could only give job opportunities - I will take them away from compressor mining. It is just that I have no alternative at this point" says Ricarte Padilla, Mayor of Jose Panganiban - Philippines' so-called "Gold Coast". As it is, the children and family men unearthing 60-80kg of gold per month see the lions share of wealth disappear into the Chinese black market. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews ABC Australia - Ref 6514 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Artisanal Gold Mining in Mali, West Africa (Long Version)
 
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Artisanal gold mining on Niger River in Mali, West Africa, February 2005. You can check out my book about traditional fishing and hunting in Mali here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H7XPCI8
Guldstrom - Gold fields in Mali
 
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Here is a short movie about the artisanal miners and the way they work in Mali. This is the biggest gold rush in modern history and it is on now as we watch. We have tried to estimate how many people are working but it is very hard. The miners on the gold fields make a very good living from the hard work and they are using metal detectors, machines and normal pans to get the gold. We are very happy about the gold rush and it proves that hard work pays, in gold.
Views: 12058 Rolf Guldström
Salt Mines of Mali | National Geographic
 
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In the West African desert, gathering and hauling salt is a grueling task not meant for the meek. Camel caravans still move the tablets to market. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Salt Mines of Mali | National Geographic https://youtu.be/mZ1eQ99Triw National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 62700 National Geographic
A Rush For Gold In Mali
 
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Unregulated gold mining in Mali has seen more people engage in it since the 2012 coup. There are now believed to be up to a million miners out of a population of just 14 million.
Views: 2466 CGTN Africa
Gold Hunting Mali Africa
 
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Upload to 2012/02/16 Lokals hunting for gold.
Views: 18251 Jens Nielsen
The Minor Miners - Stop child mining in Africa
 
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https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/c3e2506c The film "The Minor Miners" is about the plight of child labor in Mali and the dreadful experiences of the children who are artisanal child miners in Mali. The film hopes to bring the issue to wider attention, but the fundraising is not simply geared towards the making of the film but to sponsor child education and to form an NGO.
Views: 9686 Save Childminers
Gold Potential in Mali and Rwanda - Desert Gold Ventures
 
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Sonny Janda, CEO for Desert Gold Ventures, shares this explorations plans for the future with their African projects. To see more videos like this one go to www.b-tv.com.
The Price of Gold
 
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Producer Andrew Tkach and Correspondent Richard Engel document how children are often poisoned and exploited while helping mine gold in the west African country of Mali. The full 2 part version was shown on the NBC prime time news magazine show - Rock Center with Brian Williams. It's been nominated for an investigative emmy.
Views: 10730 messymomentmedia
How to Make Money as a Kid Panning for Gold- How To Make Money As A Kid
 
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http://www.howtomakemoneyasakid.com/howtopanforgold/ In this video learn how to make money as a kid panning for gold. Be careful you don't get gold fever watching this. This is a great way to make money for a kid or teen.
PW Mining in Mali
 
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Start up at Syama Gold Mine, 2008
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Child mined gold in your gadgets?
 
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Child mined gold in your gadgets? This video shows how children from the age of 7 years work in gold mines in Mali. Some of the gold ends up in our mobile phones. The work is dangerous and costs lifes, and the nervous systems of the children are damaged for life from harsh mercury fumes.
Views: 759 Danwatch
Black Lives Matter – Exposing the Dangers of Artisanal Gold Mining in Mali
 
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Crowd Funding to End Child Slavery and Educate as to the Dangers of ‘Bling’ → http://news.massmediaseo.com/black-lives-matter-exposing-the-dangers-of-artisanal-gold-mining-in-mali/ → http://www.massmediaseo.com/staff/login Human Rights Watch has recently announced that 20,000 – 40,000 children are used as slave laborers in the artisanal gold mines of Mali. Repetitive injuries to the neck and spinal cord from lifting heavy loads in confined spaces and heavy exposure to toxic substances such as mercury often lead to early death. Many of the children have never attended school and receive little MONEY for the labor they endure, while young girls are often sexually exploited. Under international law, the government of Mali is required to protect these children from economic exploitation, trafficking and abuse. There is no evidence of these protections as the Malian government is one of the primary beneficiaries of artisanal mining. Film maker Moctar Menta, and producer of the independent film Gold of Dangers, perilously penetrated these child-slave communities and covertly obtained footage documenting the lives of these children. However because of the difficulty of concealing audio and video equipment, the footage he was able to gather was highly limited. Much to the chagrin of the Malian government, Mr. Menta has recently announced that he intends to return to the mines and expose the human rights abuses that these children endure daily in an effort bring awareness to the issue of modern day child slave labor. Gold accounts for 75% of all Malian exports and due to an unstable Euro, the demand is increasing as more child laborers arrive daily. Human Rights Watch has pleaded with the Malian government to “immediately take steps to end the use of mercury by child laborers”. It seems their pleas have fallen on deaf ears as conditions have only worsened in the more than 350 mining sites across Mali. Lack of access to education is one of the causes of child labor and artisanal mining. The net enrollment rate was 60.6% and only 56.3% of children completed primary school. Many children are born into these remote mining communities where there is no school infrastructure, these children have never seen a world outside of Mali’s dark and dirty mining industry. The communities that do offer access to education are expected to perform their labor in the mines as well as their scholastic responsibilities; most eventually abandon the schools as the exhaustion of a 10 hour day consumes a 10 year old body. Moctar Menta Name: Moctar Menta Email: [email protected] Phone: 415-957-9323 Address: San Francisco, CA Zipcode: 94087 Child Slavery Human Rights Moctar Menta child slave labor Lack of access to education → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_HMWCNS5p8
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Artisanal Gold Mining Mali
 
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PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE COMMENTING: The people mining this gold are local people who own the right to the gold through ancestral domain. In other words, they are not working for dirt under exploitative conditions. These are farmers who mine gold and fish between harvest and planting seasons. It is the only way some of them have to earn cash. They keep all the gold they find and sell it themselves at the fair market rate. They are not getting ripped off, and they are not being poisoned by mercury. Yes, there are mines in the hills near this location wher people are exploited and work under very dangerous conditions. I visited one of the bad mines and was not welcome, which is very strange anywhere in Mali. Anyway, these people are doing it voluntarily and receive full value for their take. This is: People panning for gold using traditional techniques on the Niger River, Mali, West Africa. They seem to get about one or two US dollars-worth in an afternoon when sold at local market (probably a lot more than that now). There are few other ways to earn cash there. Plus, this is during the hottest time of year and working in the river isn't so bad... Check out my book about traditional fishing and hunting in Mali: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H7XPCI8
Gold Is Here: Child Miners Edition
 
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Child Labour Day Commemorative Edition: This short film focuses on children who are involved in artisanal gold mining in Ghana. They mine to raise income for their schooling, and in some cases, to support their impoverished family.
Views: 9632 David A. Masterwille
The Philippines' child miners risking their lives for gold
 
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The shocking reality faced by children and teenagers on the Philippines' Gold Coast - who face massive risks such as travelling down a flooded mineshaft with only a flimsy plastic tube to breathe from for hours at a time. Read more: http://bit.ly/1QRSZZF Watch more on our Dangerous World playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXjqQf1xYLQ5KNmCPWRWnnTWKKwcgS2IT Subscribe to Channel 4 News: http://bit.ly/1sF6pOJ Filmed, produced, reported and directed by Evan Williams Research: Hannah Poulter Field producer: Sol Vanzi Co-producer/second camera: Ed Hancox
Views: 30504 Channel 4 News
FANTASTIC!!!  How an African people find a GOLD
 
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It's the rainy season in rural West Africa, a time when most family members would normally be home helping in the fields. But in many villages across certain areas of Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Senegal, all you will find are women, children and old people. Most young men have left to pursue wealth in artisanal gold mining
Views: 12249 iksan zone
Child Labour - Gold Mining
 
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Just a few facts about gold mining. Its also what I did for a school project. Youtube audio swapped it, so it was Rise Above by Bono, Reeve some one, and The Edge.
Views: 352 iHowler
Uganda children abandoning school to work in gold mines
 
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Growing numbers of children in Eastern Uganda are abandoning school classes and heading to work in the region's artisanal gold mines. Despite the dangerous working conditions, many children are prepared to take the risk in an attempt to escape poverty
Views: 532 CGTN Africa
#BLACKLIVESMATTER - Bling The Minor Miners Child Slavery Exposed in the Mines of Mali
 
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Learn more at: http://theblingchildren.info Human Rights Watch has recently announced that 20,000 - 40,000 children are used as slave laborers in the artisanal gold mines of Mali. Repetitive injuries to the neck and spinal cord from lifting heavy loads in confined spaces and heavy exposure to toxic substances such as mercury often lead to early death. Many of the children have never attended school and receive little money for the labor they endure, while young girls are often sexually exploited. Under international law, the government of Mali is required to protect these children from economic exploitation, trafficking and abuse. There is no evidence of these protections as the Malian government is one of the primary beneficiaries of artisanal mining. Film maker Moctar Menta, and producer of the independent film Gold of Dangers, perilously penetrated these child-slave communities and covertly obtained footage documenting the lives of these children. However because of the difficulty of concealing audio and video equipment, the footage he was able to gather was highly limited. Much to the chagrin of the Malian government, Mr. Menta has recently announced that he intends to return to the mines and expose the human rights abuses that these children endure daily in an effort bring awareness to the issue of modern day child slave labor. Gold accounts for 75% of all Malian exports and due to an unstable Euro, the demand is increasing as more child laborers arrive daily. Human Rights Watch has pleaded with the Malian government to "immediately take steps to end the use of mercury by child laborers". It seems their pleas have fallen on deaf ears as conditions have only worsened in the more than 350 mining sites across Mali. Lack of access to education is one of the causes of child labor and artisanal mining. The net enrollment rate was 60.6% and only 56.3% of children completed primary school. Many children are born into these remote mining communities where there is no school infrastructure, these children have never seen a world outside of Mali's dark and dirty mining industry. The communities that do offer access to education are expected to perform their labor in the mines as well as their scholastic responsibilities; most eventually abandon the schools as the exhaustion of a 10 hour day consumes a 10 year old body. Leading the crusade against child slavery through humanitarian crowd funding, Moctar Menta has launched his project "Bling - The Minor Miners". Film maker and activist Menta intends to expose the suffering of these children along with the corruption of local government officials in an effort to expose the conditions under which these children work. Mr. Menta's previous journalistic endeavors have enraged the Malian establishment resulting in the destruction of his personal equipment along with threats to his personal safety.
Views: 236 private sliders
Gold mining, Mali
 
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Gold mining in Mali
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Children's Lives at Risk in Tanzania's Gold Mines
 
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(Dar Es Salaam, August 28, 2013) -- Children as young as eight-years-old are working in Tanzanian small-scale gold mines, with grave risks to their health and even their lives. The Tanzanian government should curb child labor in small-scale mining, including at informal, unlicensed mines, and the World Bank and donor countries should support these efforts. http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/28/tanzania-hazardous-life-child-gold-miners
Views: 27323 HumanRightsWatch
A Child's Workday in the Burkina Faso Gold Mine
 
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Karim Sawadogo works in a small artisanal gold mine in Fofora, in southwest Burkina Faso. He's unsure of his age, but thinks he is nine years old. Karim works 12-hour days in the mine, performing menial tasks with others his age. Through a translator, he describes his typical workday.
Views: 5034 PBS NewsHour
Gold panning, Mali
 
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Welcome to Bamako Mali,  third largest gold producer in West Africa
 
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Live video conference between my seller direct from Australia to Bamako Mali. Book your trip together with Wilhelmina Ford to guide you in order to supervise you on the ground https://www.facebook.com/WilhelminaFordgoldandDiamondMandate/ Contact: Wilhelmina Ford skype: wilhelmina.ford email: [email protected] or [email protected] Tel: + 61406003528/+ 61457134138
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Putting an End to Child Slavery in the Malian Mines
 
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A Documentary Dedicated to Bringing Child Slavery Under the Public Spotlight → http://news.massmediaseo.com/putting-an-end-to-child-slavery-in-the-malian-mines/ → https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/c3e2506c → https://www.facebook.com/m...miners Award winning Director of the hit film Gold of Dangers has announced a new project. Moctar Menta, a young photographer, designer and filmmaker with a Masters Degree in “Multimedia” from the Conservatory of Art and Multimedia Balla Fasseke Kouyate of Bamako; is making a film to help save the young minors in Africa. The documentary depicts the horrors of children’s artisanal gold mining in Mali with all of its associated dangers, including a variety of anatomical strains abnormal for young children to procure. With the help of Lesky Draba, as photo director and François Tembely as his mining advisor. This all-star team is getting together to create a new documentary called “Bling – The Minor Miners” currently on Indiegogo. The film, aims to explore the high demand for gold, the export to Western and Middle Eastern countries, and the effect it has had on child labor and exploitation as reported by Human Rights Watch. The reason for this documentary is simple: these children’s lives are at stake. In order to create this documentary Menta needs two things: basic funding for crew, staff and equipment. And of course, the connections required to make this film a reality. He needs everyone to come out and support this cause. Sign up for an interview if you have something to offer the film or help make a connection that will enrich this documentary. And for those who cannot help with either, he knows just how far a Facebook “Like” or “Share” can travel. With support, these children may be able to go on and live a normal life. But it can’t be done without the help and collaboration of the international community. Be a part of the solution and bring these children back into a safe environment. Partner with us today by becoming a sponsor, consider a donation, or share with us on Facebook. The campaign is seeking to raise $25,000 to create the documentary “Bling – The Minor Miners”. Any amount will be much appreciated. To know more about the campaign, visit us at https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/c3e2506c Those interested are free to contact Moctar Menta if they would like to contribute in other ways or need further information. They would love to hear from anyone who would like to participate. Visit the project and get constant updates about the campaign and the documentary. About BLING – The MInor MIners: Film director, producer and human rights activist Moctar Menta has been involved with child causes for over 10 years. His previous productions include the hit film Gold of Dangers. He has spent an excessive amount of time in the Malian Mines, and is deeply familiar with the difficulties in combating the profitable and destructive child mining industry. BLING – The MInor MIners Name: Moctar Menta Email: [email protected] Phone: 415-972-3984 Address: San Francisco, CA Zipcode: 94022 Moctar Menta Destructive child mining industry Child Slavery Gold of Dangers → https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4Rj-xKKB-Oo
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Sub-level caving success at the Syama Gold Mine in Mali for Resolute Mining
 
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John Welborn, MD & CEO of Resolute Mining was excited to tell us about their imminent start of sub-level caving at their Syama mine in Mali when we interviewed him at Mines and Money London back in November. John also went on to tell us about how their drilling there is producing some unexpected, but very positive results as they continue to expand their areas of exploration. John also discusses why Resolute are keen to announce a UK listing for their business.
Views: 126 MiningIR
The Real Price of Gold: Child Labour in Small-Scale Mining
 
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This video takes a look at children, mostly boys, working in small-scale gold mines. These children are put at risk of many hazards, among them workplace accidents, poor health conditions associated with exposure to mercury and acids, and inadequate nutrition and time for studying.
Children in Burkina Faso Get Dirty Work of Digging Up Gold
 
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Gold production has more than doubled in Burkina Faso in recent years. But that boom has led to a increase in the employment of child laborers in small, artisanal mines. In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, photojournalist Larry C. Price recently visited several communities to document the conditions.
Views: 13803 PBS NewsHour
Mali: Foreign miners close in as Malians chase fool's gold
 
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C/U Child pounds rock at a "traditional" gold mine in Yanfolila, Mali M/S Inside mine shaft C/U Woman lifts bucket up shaft M/S Man sifts through rocks M/S People at work W/S People at work M/S Woman works M/S Woman sits with children M/S Man climbs up mine shaft SOT Adama Tsanal, miner: "I'm not happy as I work more than I get. It's not for pleasure - it's a hard job and it's disproportionate." M/S Women inspect rock C/U Rock being inspected M/S Miners eating C/U Miners eating M/S Child eating SOT Lassana Guindo, president of the National Direction of Geology and Mines (speaking French): "The activity reached a huge scale - we lose a lot. The black market is growing. There is no tax system. We don't get a penny from it." M/S Miners sift for rock W/S People walking across fields W/S People carry water SOT Broulaye Diallo, miner owner (speaking French): "Will these others change anything to the better for people? It's a big question and that makes me sad." M/S Woman sits with child M/S Child SCRIPT Mali: Foreign miners close in as Malians chase fool's gold Government plans to end the practice of traditional, untaxed mining for gold in Mali could threaten the livelihoods of many ordinary Malians, whilst boosting investment opportunities for foreign companies. Whole families work in Mali's so-called "traditional" gold mines, where they use basic tools and their bare hands to search for pieces of the precious metal. Those working in traditional mines do not have to pay taxes, but they exist without social security. They dig without proper geological surveys and with highly limited safety precautions. Rocks are extracted manually before being pounded, sifted and washed. If the enterprising miner gets lucky, hours of back-breaking labour will yield small grains of gold. These precious pieces will be taken to the market and sold for a few dollars a gram. The money will then be divided between all those who went down the pit - sometimes as many as 1,000 miners. Adama Tsanal, a worker in the mines expressed his discontent at the system: "I'm not happy as I work more than I get. It's not for pleasure - it's a hard job and it's disproportionate." The majority of gold from Mali, Africa's third largest producer, is exported to Europe and China for jewellery. The game of luck is, for many, the only way of earning a buck. Yet, their work is under threat. Gold - one of the country's few thriving industries - is apparently being eyed by foreign corporations, and the government is keen to regulate the highly lucrative sector. Lassana Guindo, president of the National Direction of Geology and Mines, explained: "The activity reached a huge scale - we lose a lot. The black market is growing. There is no tax system. We don't get a penny from it." Opposition to the gold mining industry state that traditional gold mining does not improve the life of its workers, but exploits them to the benefit of the owners and exporters of the precious metal. Vindication for this claim derives from the fact that Mali's gold exports have more than tripled in the last decade, yet ordinary Malians have not seen the benefits of increased sales. Change to the trade is seen as necessary by many in Mali, but mine owner Broulaye Diallo questioned whether the government's proposals had the people's best interests at heart: "Will these others change anything to the better for people? It's a big question and that makes me sad." Industrial mines, often referred to as "government" mines, are mostly privatised, with only 20 percent of their revenues being paid into the country's coffers.
Views: 204 memo chan
Gold Mining in West Africa
 
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This is a primitive (as well as illegal) gold mining operation deep in the jungle of Liberia, West Africa. The gravel is washed, allowing the alluvial gold dust to be carried by the water through the holes in the head pan and into the carpet (miners moss) on the sluice tray. The gold is recovered by carefully rinsing the carpet.
Views: 23285 junglejabba
India's Child Miners: Growing Up, Underground
 
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In the mountains of northeast India, children as young as 9 years old mine for coal.
Views: 112669 ABC News
Resolute - Syama Gold Mine Automation
 
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The world's first, purpose built, fully automated sub-level cave gold mine.
Peru: Child Labour in Gold Mines
 
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(June 2005) In Peru, up to 50 000 children work as gold miners in small-scale mines, braving dangerous conditions and constantly at risk from accidents. In Santa Filomena, the International Labour Organization is working together with a local group to put an end to child labour.
Children of the mines
 
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UNICEF correspondent Michelle Marrion reports on how UNICEF is supporting efforts to find child labourers a way out of the diamond mines of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For more information, visit: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/drcongo_67998.html
Views: 36523 UNICEF
Mali Gold Artisans: Artisan Exports Drop
 
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Mali recorded a drop in gold exports partly due to decreased artisanal mining. Industrial mining is also set to drop to 44.9 tonnes in 2015 from 45.9 last year. Mali is Africa's third biggest gold producer behind South Africa and Ghana. The precious metal is the country's top foreign exchange earner. But sometimes mining the mineral comes at a great cost
Views: 823 CGTN Africa
50TPH Rock Gold Processing Plant in Mali 2
 
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By DESEN MINING MACHINERY Contact Wechat/whatapp:+8615991850733 Phone: +8617795603643 Email:[email protected]
Burkina Faso children toil in gold mines
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Burkina Faso is enjoying something akin to a gold rush. The precious metal generates a huge amount of money for the government, but there is a downside to the boom. Of the thousands taking up work in illegal gold mines, many are children, often opting out of school to enjoy the meagre gains earned at mine pits. Al Jazeera's Laura Kyle reports from Essakane in northern Burkina Faso. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Indigent gold mining transient camp in Mali, Africa
 
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Occasionally a small vein of gold will be found in the rugged wilds of Mali. Indigent locals flock to the site for a remote hope of a windfall. They setup extremely primitive camps and live there until the vein is played out.
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The Price of Gold: 'I don't care if I die' Part 1 of 2
 
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The skyrocketing price of gold has led to a rush on the precious metal in the United States and throughout the world, but some of the mining involves child labor and a dangerous process involving mercury. NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel journeys to Mali's artisanal gold mines. Courtesy of NBC's The Rock Center **SEE ALSO: "Inside Africa's Lost City of Gold" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klvTWa1VlHo
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Mali Gold part 1
 
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Two artists follow the journey of Malian Rock Salt, from mines deep in the Sahara to the final market place. They travel 500 km by foot & camel across the desert to Tombuctou and then by boat down the Niger river to Djenne.
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Sahara Zaghura Desert Touaregs nomades from Mali West Africa Children
 
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In a village in the desert, teachers work with children whose grandparents were nomads wandering. In the 70 they stopped traveling, they founded a village near the town of Zaghura in southern Morocco. Rahmoun Laghfiri and Fadel Naciri took the children on a tour of 52 minutes in the desert, as once occupied podreóż 52 days from Timbuktu to Zaghura
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Slavery and Gold Mines
 
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Student video on slavery and gold mines by students in my Sociology class 2009 2010
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Ivory Coast becomes illegal gold mining hotspot
 
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Ivory Coast has become a Mecca for people hoping to strike gold -- albeit illegally - with workers flocking from neighbouring Guinea, Burkina Faso and Mali to dig deep in the country's rich, red soil.
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The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana documentary | Guardian Investigations
 
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Ghana has had a gold rush but here, Afua Hirsch discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country's small-scale mining industry. She sees for herself that, for the many locals who chance losing life and limb for a piece of the same pie, the risks are rarely worth it, and explores where the responsibility for regulating this industry lies. The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana documentary Subscribe to the Guardian HERE: http://bitly.com/UvkFpD Afua Hirsch reports on Ghana's gold rush in a film that discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country's small-scale mining industry. She sees for herself that, for the many locals who chance losing life and limb for a piece of the same pie, the risks are rarely worth it, and explores where the responsibility for regulating this industry lies.
Views: 2924650 The Guardian