Gold is a beautiful material. The way it is extracted from the ground, however, is not always as sparkling as the finished item.
Filmed in mining communities in China, Peru, Canada and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as jewellery hubs in the UK, UK and Dubai, Shadow of Gold takes an unflinching look at gold mining.
With a focus on both major mining companies and artisanal miners locked into a life of subsistence, the film questions the impact of gold mining on the economy and the environment, and looks at the role it has to play in human conflict.
The Goldsmiths’ Centre has organised a digital screening of Shadow of Gold, following a sell-out showing just days before lockdown. This distanced showing will take place on June 24th, 2020, at 6pm, with an introduction to the film made over Zoom before guests will be given an exclusive link to access the film. Tickets to the screening cost £5 and can be bought direct from The Goldsmiths’ Centre.
The Jewellery Cut also has a pair of tickets to give away. To win, simply head to this post on our Instagram page and tag a friend you’ like to ‘take’ to the screening of Shadow of Gold. The competition will close at 9pm on Sunday, June 21st, 2020, with the winner announced shortly after.