‘One gram of gold’, a short documentary film by THESys Doctoral Researcher Anna Frohn Pedersen, has been selected for the German International Ethnographic Film Festival 2022, which will take place in Göttingen between May 25th – 29th.

The film is about gold — a global commodity shaping local livelihoods and landscapes across the world. It is a participatory project that aims to move beyond an ethnocentric gaze on mining, giving voice to local miners and portraying the everyday as it is lived in Nyarugusu, a mining village in the northern part of Tanzania. Raphael Msya and Robert Mwenda, two miners from Nyarugusu, are the reporters, interviewing fellow miners and guiding us through the gold mining landscape – from the humid underground tunnels to the dusty processing sites.

Find out more about Anna’s doctoral research: Global flows and local ventures in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.