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Green Gold?

As the global demand for the super food avocados has soared, Chile has become the world’s third largest exporter of avocados. But the community of Petorca, Chile, say drought, and the insatiable appetite for avocados, has brought desperate water shortages and penury.

This film explores a quiet water war: allegations of water theft, of exploitation, and of death threats against those who speak out, are rife.
“When you export our avocados, you export our water” says one community member.
The films seeks to bring impact by demanding sustainable future production, imploring balanced, fair reporting, interviewing all key parties concerned, including producers and the Chilean Government responsible for water rights.
The government say it is bringing change but as exports continue to grow, 'Green Gold? 'explores an uncomfortable dilemma and our global moral responsibility.

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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    social justice ; humanitarian; water; current affairs, environment
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 3, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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  • Water Docs Festival,
  • Environmental Festival In the Nation's Capital ( USA)
  • Screened at Human Rights’s award in the City of Nuremberg, Germany in 2019
Director Biography - Nicky Milne

I have worked in the global, current affairs and humanitarian sphere for over a decade, spear-heading digital output, documentary, multi-media journalism and photography.
As Head of Documentaries at Thomson Reuters Foundation- the corporate foundation of Reuters Global News Network, I have developed numerous award-winning films about LGBT+, land rights, women’s rights, human trafficking.

In particular, I have directed and executive produced three series of a multiple award-winning environmental series with PBS USA, ‘Earth Focus’.

Prior to TRF, I was head of Film and Photo at a global NGO with a mission to alleviate poverty and a commissioning executive in BBC Factual.
My passion for photography has enabled me to exhibit in London, teach photography and work as a freelance documentary photographer before moving back into roles which allowed me to combine film and photography.

I have personally filmed and photographed in more than 20 countries across 6 continents. I have held senior managerial positions and been welcomed into communities and homes around the world. I am passionate about visual story-telling, bringing social impact, and contributing to making the world a more humane place.

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