Feature Documentary: The Money Stone
The first feature documentary of HCFF 2019 is an incredible story from Ghana.
The Money Stone
Ghana/USA | Documentary | 93 minutes
Directed by Stuart Harmon
Hundreds of feet beneath the jungles of Ghana, thousands of sweat-soaked miners squeeze through tiny crevices to dig raw gold to feed an insatiable global industry. Considered outlaws by the government, these “galamsey” have two options — either get rich quick or die trying. As the surging gold rush draws both local prospectors and eager foreign corporations to the impoverished west-African nation, struggling families must decide whether to put their kids in school or take a gamble by sending them to the dangerous pits. Through the dramatic stories of teens Justice and Maxwell, The Money Stone takes an intimate look at the stark choices some children face in hopes of finding a better future.
Date: Friday, April 26
Time: 10:45 a.m.
Location: Fritztown Cinema – Theater 3
Tickets: $10 individual ticket – at-the-door, as available / All Access Badge and Filmmaker Badge priority seating