This Stolen Country of Mine

Dir: Marc Wiese
Germany / Ecuador / 2022 / 93mins

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This Stolen Country of Mine weaves together the stories of two men in Ecuador, fiercely committed in their own different ways to fighting China's economic and political grip on their country.

As the rights to Ecuador's natural resources are sold off to this foreign superpower, eco-activist Paúl Jarrín Mosquera leads the indigenous resistance against the exploitation of their land. In the lush mountains, they wage an epic battle against Chinese mining companies extracting uranium. Meanwhile, in Quito, journalist Fernando Villavicencio is forced to flee the country after exposing government corruption and thousands of secret contracts between China and Ecuador.

Both men are fighting for their country's freedom in Marc Weise's intensely dramatic and visually arresting expose of corruption, greed and colonisation.