Profit and Loss



From New Guinean rainforests to Canada's tar sands, PROFIT AND LOSS exposes industrial threats to native peoples' health, livelihood and cultural survival. In Papua New Guinea, a Chinese-government owned nickel mine has violently relocated villagers to a taboo sacred mountain, built a new pipeline and refinery on contested clan land, and is dumping mining waste into the sea. In Alberta, First Nations people suffer from rare cancers as their traditional hunting grounds are stripmined to unearth the world's third-largest oil reserve. Indigenous people tell their own stories-and confront us with the ethical consequences of our culture of consumption.

Featuring Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Oren Lyons (Onondaga), Satish Kumar and activist Clayton Thomas-Muller (Cree).


The other titles in the series are:

PILGRIMS AND TOURISTS In the Altai Republic of Russia and in Northern California, indigenous shamans resist massive government projects that threaten nature and culture.

FIRE AND ICE From the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia to the Andes of Peru, indigenous highland communities battle threats to their forests, farms, and faith.

ISLANDS OF SANCTUARY Aboriginal Australians and Native Hawaiians reclaim land from the government and the military, and resist the erosion of culture and environment.

57 minutes
SDH Captioning for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Directed by Christopher McLeod
Writer: Jennifer Huang
Co-Producers: Jessica Abbe, Jennifer Huang
Editors: Marta Wohl
Videographer: Andrew Black
Sound: David Wendlinger
Associate Producers: Erin Lee, Marlo McKenzie, Ashley Tindall
Composer: Jon Herbst
Narrator: Graham Greene
A Presentation of Pacific Islanders in Communications and Vision Maker Media
A Production of the Sacred Land Film Project of Earth Island Institute


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