DIDIPIO | A documentary on a mining-affected community

November 5, 2013

This short documentary reveals what happens when a foreign mining company enters an upland village in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines.

Oceana Gold, an Australian-New Zealand company started full commercial operations in Brgy. Didipio this year, under the first Financial and Technical Assistance Agreement granted under the Philippine Mining Act. This documentary shows the destructive effects of open pit mining on the environment, livelihoods, and culture of indigenous peoples.

Filmed during a National Fact-Finding and Solidarity Mission by various groups last September 2013.

Direction, Cinematography, and Editing | King Catoy
Assistant Direction | Ilang-Ilang Quijano
Musical scoring | RJ Mabilin
Ilocano translation | Macky Macaspac