Lost in the mountains of Mindanao, the rebellious province of the South Philippines, DIWALWAL is an illegal gold rush town ruled by the guns and also, according to the highly respected Blacksmith Institute, one the top twenty actual worst ecological disasters of the planet.
On top of a mountain of gold surrounded by jungles roamed by tree active guerrillas, two Muslims and one communist, Franco Tito is fighting, corrupt politicians and unscrupulous multinationals, to protect the rights of the 40,000 small scale miners who are living in this infernal universe.
What seems to be at first a local political conflict happen to be a social, economical and sanitary international emergency which's consequences are accumulating in the environment and oceans for eventually creeping back, through the food chain, in everybody's plate everywhere.
Art&Facts Productions a film by Philippe Couture
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