NO GOOD COMES FROM THE MINE:
Women Rise for Justice fundraising trailer
This trailer showcases some of the struggles that the women in Somkhele face as a result of mining in their community. It shows how women from Fuleni come to Somkhele on a fact-finding mission to learn the impact of the mine in Somkhele.
The WoMin African Gender and Extractives Alliance is working on a ground-breaking African film – No Good Comes from the Mine – about women’s resistance to coal, oil & uranium mining in South Africa, Uganda & Niger. It provides a critical women’s rights perspective on the mining sector and advocates for development alternatives that meet the needs of people, eco-systems and the planet over profits for just a few.
The first stage of filming in the Somkhele and Fuleni communities affected by coal mining in northern KwaZulu Natal was completed earlier this year. WoMin is now launching a crowd-funding campaign on the popular Indiegogo site on November 28 to raise the final $10 000 still required to film with women opposing the devastating effects oil drilling in the Albertine region of Uganda. The filming, scheduled for March 2017, will be carried out in partnership with our ally in Uganda, the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE).
Any additional funds raised via the Indiegogo campaign will go towards the final stage of filming in the Arlit region of Niger in July 2017 where pollution from uranium mining is causing illness in the local Tuareg communities, killing their livestock and destroying their livelihoods.
ABOUT THE FILM
No Good Comes from the Mine is a character-driven film about African women who are deeply engaged in struggles to take back control of their land, their rights, their bodies and their lives. The film tells us about women’s experiences and their dreams for development.
The film will be produced in English, French and Portuguese and WoMin and its alliance partners from fourteen countries in Africa, and more than a dozen allies in the global North will use it for training, political education, lobbying and advocacy. The film will also be the centerpiece of a women-led women’s rights African campaign on fossil fuels, energy and climate justice.
The film will cultivate greater awareness of the costs of extractives-driven development, and its gendered costs, amongst civil society organisations and the wider public, and it will be used to advocate and campaign for the needed development alternatives to governments and multilateral bodies, like the African Union and the United Nations.
Plugging into global conversations about these issues, No Good Comes from the Mine will be made available to broader audiences via film festivals, licensed broadcast and online platforms.