Robin Wright talks with the Guardian’s Ed Pilkington to discuss the film, ‘When Elephants Fight’. She’s a producer and narrator of this documentary.
The film draws links between the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the mining of so-called ‘conflict minerals’ such as coltan that continue to spark war in the region.
Overall, the country is estimated to have $24tn of minerals under its soil. Yet despite such enormous natural wealth, the country remains one of the most destitute in the world, with one in seven children dying before the age of five, according to Unicef.
Wright and her co-producer, JD Stier, are launching a new campaign called #StandWithCongo in hopes of creating a new movement for reform in the region.