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La Mina

La Mina is the story of a community’s pursuit of justice told within the context of a mine’s 70-year history in Guatemala. This historical window, from the 1950s until now, is examined through an unfolding legal case brought by 13 Maya people  to Canada, where they have charged the mine’s owners with mass rape, shooting and murder. Through generations and across continents, La Mina is the story of a global and systemic crisis of corruption.

Featuring Angelica Choc and the women of Lote 8, German Chub, Grahame Russell, Murray Klippenstein and Cory Wanless.

Produced by HitPlay Productions with financial support from The Perspective Fund, The StoryBoard Collective, and with the participation of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Media Development Corporation Film and Television Tax Credit.


Director/Writer Nadine Pequeneza

2nd Unit Director Carla Molina

Executive Producers Nadine Pequeneza and Ricardo Acosta

Producer Nadine Pequeneza

Editor Ricardo Acosta

Cinematographers Carla Molina and Alejandro Coronado

Sound Recordist Dave Draper

  • "What we've said here is what we have lived."

    Angelica Choc, Lead Plaintiff

  • “We live in a world where corporations commit violations that are so grave that they impinge on international law."

    Cory Wanless, Legal Counsel

  • "This is not about money. It's about honesty, and human-to-human blame."

    Murray Klippenstein, Lead Counsel

  • "This is a Canadian problem and we should have criminal law and civil accountability in Canada."

    Grahame Russell, Director, Rights Action

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