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Black Gold

Black Gold


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Category: documentary
(Color - NTSC/2003 - HD/2016 - 16 min. - Brazil)

Synopsis: It honors the 31 coal miners who died in a mining accident on September 10, 1984, in the Coal Industry Basin of Santa Catarina, in the south of Brazil.  In surprising interviews, miners expose their fears in contradictory accounts.


"A documentary that is able to dive into the social tragedy without
relinquishing the protagonists’ poetry and subjectivity."
(Luiz Carlos Lacerda, Brazilian filmmaker)


Production: Goulart Filmes
Producers: Marcelo Nigri and Yves Goulart
Director and screenwriter: Yves Goulart
Assistant director: Antonia Gama
Cinematography and camera: Yves Goulart
Editing: Alexandre Costa and Fabio Fausto
Re-recording mixer: Tim Starnes
Narration: Yves Goulart
Art designer: Nilton Ferraro
Translation: Marcelo Nigri



  • UNIRP Cine Club (São José do Rio Preto, Brazil, September 2008);
  • UFRJ Science and Culture Forum – Oil and Cinema (Rio de Janeiro, July 2008);
  • IV Geography Week from Gama Filho University – Cinema and Space: Image and Urban Content, Multiple Looks (Rio de Janeiro, May 2008);
  • Brazilian Endowment for the Arts – Goulart’s Films (New York, May 2008);
  • Brazilian-American Cultural Institute (BACI) – Goulart’s Films (Washington, DC, January 2008);
  • 21 Years of the Santana Mine Explosion Exhibition – Santa Catarina State University (Florianópolis, Brazil, September 2005).


  • 7th Catavideo – Showing of Videos from Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, Brazil, August 2006);
  • 10th FENART – Competitive Showing (João Pessoa, Brazil, November 2004);
  • 12th Gramado Cine Video Festival – Independent and Competitive Showing (Gramado, Brazil, August 2004);
  • 9th Brazilian University Film Festival – Informative Showing (Rio de Janeiro, June 2004);
  • 11th Gama Filho University Short Film Festival (Rio de Janeiro, December 2003).


  • Globosat (Brazil Channel) – Curta na Tela (2005 until 2008);
  • TV Câmara – Curtas na TV (2007);
  • TVE – Curta Brasil (July 2004).


  • Best Documentary – 11th Gama Filho University Short Film Festival (Rio de Janeiro, 2003).

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