“BALITOK goes to Nueva Vizcaya” finalist for the 3rd HR Pinduteros Choice for HR VIDEO
Vote for the video “BALITOK goes to Nueva Vizcaya” by She Andes for the 3rd HR Pinduteros Choice for HR VIDEO.
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Balitok (Ilocano term for GOLD) captures a slice of life and reality of indigenous tribes (Kalanguya and Kankanaey) practicing artisanal or small-scale mining in the province of Nueva Vizcaya as their means of economic survival. The lush, mountainous, and mineral-rich province is one of the 23-28 Mining Priority Sites of The Philippine government. The province alone is threatened by thirty-two (32) mining tenements / applications and home to the two approved Financial Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) mining permit in the Municipalities of Kasibu and Quezon.
The documentary follows the laborious stages of mining in a cinema verite style (from extracting the ore, transporting, milling, panning, separating pyrite and gold up to the heating process) from the point of view of Ongan, a 13 year old small-scale miner, and Mona, an artisanal miner since the 1960s.
The documentary serves as an eye-opener for the viewers as they peek into the world of artisanal and small-scale miners to get a grasp of the whole mining issue in the Philippines.
This entry was posted on March 9, 2013
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