We Call Them Intruders
Documentary, 2015


If you live and work in Canada, chances are you’re connected to Canadian mining companies – whether you know it or not – through your savings, taxes, Canada Pension Plan contributions, RRSPs and other investments.  In We Call Them Intruders, two Vancouver-based filmmakers trace their savings to Canadian mines in Eastern and Southern Africa, unearthing the stories behind some of the continent’s largest Canadian-owned mining projects. The film brings viewers on a journey, taking a hard look at why communities, governments and corporations are so often pitted against each other in an explosive battle over extracting the earth’s riches.

See the trailer here.

The film is currently in distribution.

Directors: Tamara Herman and Susi Porter-Bopp

Producer and editor: Geneva Guerin

Distributor: Looking Glass International

Festivals: Planet in Focus, film festival in Toronto, 2015 (Premier); DOXA, Vancouver film festival in competition, 2016

Prizes: Nigel Moore award for youth engagement, DOXA 2016.


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