Greener Than Gold

Installation space designed by Isabella Friis with the work of Isabella Bernal Vega

By Isabella Bernal Vega

Greener than Gold is a film that documents a community’s resistance to multinational mining company AngloGold Ashanti’s La Quebradona mining project, which would extract 4.9 million tons of copper concentrate, gold, and other minerals over a span of twenty years in the Andean tropical forest of Colombia. Through conversations between farmers from the towns of Jericó and Támesis and compelling visuals, Verde como el oro warns us of the disastrous impact the megamine would have on the Andean bear—the only remaining large bear in six Latin American countries—the community, and the environment.

All images courtesy of the artist.

About the artist

Isabella Bernal is a Colombian photographer and journalist who brings together her interests on economics and nature to build stories that reflect the social and ecological effects of man's relationship with the Earth. Studied social communication at the University of Javeriana in Bogotá and has a master´s degree in Peace, Conflict and Development at Bradford University in the United Kingdom. Bernal has worked as a video producer and writer in Colombia for 10 years. She has been a finalist for the prize of Latin American journalism Gabriel García Marquez with documentary Colombia´s Hidden Cocaine Route: El Naya. She has been awarded Wall Street Journal scholarship while studying at the International Center of photography in New York and her project As American As Apple Pie was the winner of the Alexia Foundation Grant. In 2021, Bernal launched her first documentary Verde como el oro (Greener than gold).

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