Through “Las rutas del oro” project we wanted to expose to a large audience the problem of illegal gold mining in five countries of the Amazon (Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador). We wanted to present this problem through a trip and a journalistic investigation in order that citizens felt part of this story and understand better the complexity of that issue.
Audrey Cordova Rampant, Author
“Las rutas del oro” (English title: “Behind the Dirty Gold”) is an interactive web-documentary developed by the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law. The documentary explores the illegal trade of Amazonian gold. Through testimonies of illegal minors, researchers, and authorities, the documentary shows how illegal gold trade is carried out in one of the most biodiverse areas of the world, and why efforts to end illegal gold trade need to be amplified.