Outside Telluride: Byars & Jacobi In Africa

Awareness into Action: Galamsey

Galamsey_TIO David Byars and Jenny Jacobi left last year's Mountainfilm with the same inspiration and desire to do good that many take away from Telluride's film and philanthropy festival. Not wanting to lose this feeling, they began a serious campaign to find a way they could give their time in a meaningful way. This trajectory has sent them overseas into sub-Saharan Africa to a small mining town with big problems. Join them on their blog this week as they explore the phenomenon of small-scale, illegal gold mining and how it has led to a system that perpetuates the enslavement of both adults and children.

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