Water Mines

12mff, movie, film, animation, documentary, fiction, short, experimental, feature, feature fiction, music video, Brazil
winner award
Country: Brazil
Category: Documentary
Release date: 2015 - March
Duration: 22 min
Director: Danilo Siqueira
Edition: March 2019
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Mining impacts not only on the environment and social impacts on communities, but the most important is generated in the water of the aquifers present in the exploited regions. In the iron quadrilateral, (or aquifer, because where the iron is the water), there are more than 300 open-cast iron mines, with kilometers of length that consume all the existing aquifer. Serra do Gandarela, the last mountain range still intact and responsible for providing 60% of the water supply to the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte, is also under threat. Faced with such a disturbing picture, we have a reflection: What is more important? iron or water?

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