BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary

Unearthed

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Unearthed
Sør-Afrika/ 2014/ 1 t. 30 min.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Jolynn Minnaar
WRITER:
Jolynn Minnaar
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Faheema Hendricks
PRODUCER:
Dylan Voogt, Stacey Keppler, Saskia Schiel
The deeper the dig, the darker the secrets

A young South African discovers the hidden truth about the oil and gas industry. When Karoo-born Jolynn Minnaar first hears about the proposed hydraulic fracking in her home district, she is optimistic. Companies seeking to drill in this semi-arid area of South Africa promise widespread prosperity. They ensure that the new process of gas extraction is safe and time-tested. But after stumbling onto a rumoured case of water contamination in the US, Minnaar launches her own investigation. 18 months and 400 interviews later, she has made up her mind.

 

Jolynn Minnaar

Jolynn Minnaar (South Africa) UNEARTHED is her debut as documentary filmmaker

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