The Craig Fahle Show

Filmmaker Mike Ramsdell on "The Conflict Minerals Project"

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"The Conflict Minerals Project" is a documentary film by Mike Ramsdell. It takes place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where minerals like tin, gold, and titanium are controlled by violent rebel militias that sell them to supply chains for use in electronic devices, such as cell phones and laptop computers. Ramsdell focuses his film on how this demand for technological goods is helping fuel large-scale displacement, raping, and killing of Congolese people.

Ramsdell joins Craig to talk about "The Conflict Minerals Project" and how listeners can help sponsor its completion.

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Image courtesy of Under the Hood Productions.