Conflicted: The Fight Over Congo’s Minerals, a Fault Line feature about a law that was passed to reduce exploitation of labour and minerals in Congo got nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a News Magazine.
Conflicted: The Fight Over Congo’s Minerals investigates the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act’s Section 1502, added in 2010, which requires publicly traded companies to track whether their products contain ‘conflict minerals’ from the DRC.
Fault Lines’ Anjali Kamat travels to the eastern hills of the country, where tantalum, tungsten and tin are mined by hand before making their way into electronic devices across the world.
Congolese journalist Caleb Kabanda worked on the documentary as Fault Lines’ fixer, while another local journalist and photographer, Pascal Bashombana, helped with research, pre-production and translation. Kenyan Franklyn Odhiambo also contributed to the translation and transcription.
The 37th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards are being held in New York next Wednesday, September 21, 2016.
Watch the documentary below.
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