Summary

Mega-mining has come to Ecuador. In 2017, the amount of land available to mining expanded by hundreds of percent, leaving huge swaths of Ecuador’s most sensitive and biodiverse habitats at the mercy of international mining interests. These concessions appeared suddenly and were sold without public knowledge or consent, especially affecting the mineral-rich and endangered Choco Rainforest. Told in the voices of three women, we witness the deep impact of extraction industry on Ecuadorian lives, as they struggle to protect their families and communities whilst the land is being sold out from under their feet.