Friday, August 12, 2011
Working in the Mine, Mine
3TAMIS, a Congolese film making company located in Bukavu, in association with Oxfam, produced a good short documentary in 2008 about cassiterite mining on Idjwi Island. I think it provides an almost tangible sense of what it's like to work in the mines in eastern Congo--and also of just how bleak the prospects are otherwise. It's only in French, unfortunately, but if you can follow along it's well worth it.