If Colombia is the focal point of the new global gold rush then Marmato, a mining town with over 500 years of history, is the new frontier. In its mountain there are $20 billion dollars in gold, but its 8,000 inhabitants are at risk of being displaced by an open-pit mining project. MARMATO chronicles how the townspeople confront a Canadian mining company that wants the gold beneath their homes.
Filmed over the course of 6 years, MARMATO is a canvas of magic realism and the confrontation with globalized mining.
“Marmato is Mark Grieco's first feature and he went all-in to deliver one of the best film's I've seen in this year's US Documentary Competition.”—Hitflix
Official Selection SUNDANCE Film Festival
WINNER Grand Jury Prize, BEST DOCUMENTARY, Seattle International Film Festival