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.