Roşia Montană / Gold Futures

Roşia Montană / Gold Futures

Roșia Montană is a Romanian town that was intended to become the biggest open-pit goldmine in Europe. Now the project is on hold. Public opinion is divided: backers praise the development and anticipate a boom for the town, while the opposition predicts a toxic future lived in poverty. Opposing truths, one told by the mining company, another by the activists, and nuanced positions in between. The project consists of a newspaper and video game and explores the contrasting realities of gold mining today. The newspaper targets the local population, with little internet access, while the game brings some immersive action.

Roxana Cociorba