After the release of Alain Renaud’s book Noir Canada, Renaud, his collaborators and his publishers, Éditions Ecosociété, were sued for defamation by Barrick Gold and Banro, two of Canada’s biggest mining companies. In spite of the massive financial discrepancy setting apart the two parties, an uncompromising battle was waged.
Silence is Gold captures the escalating legal procedures and intense psychological tensions between two opposing camps. A troubling documentary thriller, the film delves behind the scenes of the Canadian justice system to explore the controversial presence of Canadian mining corporations in Africa.
You can rent or download the film on the NFB digital store.