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.