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* One of 2013’s Highest Rated Documentaries on ARTE *
BANFF Rockie Award Winner 2014 — Best Environmental and Wildlife Documentary
Sand Wars is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet. Due to the high demand for sand, the planet’s reserves are being threatened. Three-quarters of the world’s beaches are in decline and bound to disappear as victims of erosion, or of sand smuggling. Sand is the source of silicon dioxide, a mineral found in our wines, cleaning products and detergents, paper, dehydrated foods, toothpaste, cosmetics and an astounding variety of other products we use on a daily basis. Houses, skyscrapers, bridges, airports, and sidewalks are all partially comprised of sand. It is an elementary particle that is the foundation of our modern development. Triggered by building construction, smuggling bands, or “sand mafias,” plunder beaches and rivers for this highly prized commodity. Sand Wars will take us around the world to witness this new gold rush first hand.
A France-Canada coproduction by La Compagnie des Taxi Brousse, Rappi Production, Informaction Film with the participation of Arte, Télé Québec, RTS, A+ Finances, CNC,Government of Canada / Government of Québec, Prociprep-Angoa, Santa Aguilafondation.Share This Program