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The true cost of gold - Lyla Latif


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In 2020, Mali produced over 71 tons of gold— an amount worth billions of dollars. But Mali saw only $850 million dollars from that gold. And this situation isn’t unique: a number of other gold-rich countries in Africa aren’t seeing the income they should given the price of gold. So, what’s going on? Lyla Latif digs into how foreign corporations exploit African nations for their resources.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Lyla Latif
  • Director Jeff Le Bars, Jet Propulsion
  • Narrator Karen Marie
  • Storyboard Artist Jeff Le Bars
  • Animator Jeff Le Bars
  • Compositor Jeff Le Bars
  • Art Director Jeff Le Bars
  • Composer André Aires
  • Sound Designer André Aires, João Mendes
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Anna Bechtol
  • Associate Producer Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Soraya Field Fiorio
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace

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