German filmmaker Mark Wiese takes the spectator on a thrilling journey to Ecuador, an environmentally diverse Latin American state rich in natural resources. This Stolen Country of Mine is a well-built and electrifying documentary about two heroes fighting against their corrupt government, who have brokered several disadvantageous loan deals with China.
Paul Jarrín, an indigenous environmental activist leader, together with his comrades, struggles to stop Chinese companies from mining in the Amazonian rainforest near indigenous villages. These industrial activities cause water contamination, thereby making the villages uninhabitable. At the same time, journalist Fernando Villavicencio reveals to the broader public the exploitative contracts that the Ecuadorian government has signed with China. The Chinese have been guaranteed access to vast amounts of Ecuadorian oil and other valuable . . .
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