The Money Stone

 
 

In the summer of 2010 I had the opportunity to DP a documentary called The Money Stone, directed by my friend and colleague Stuart Harmon.  The film examines the plight of the illegal “galamsey” gold miners struggling to eke out a living in a country where jobs are scarce, and the only legitimate mining jobs with international corporations are difficult to get.


We traveled all over the country, from the relatively “developed” southern towns of Kumasi, Prestea, and Tarkwa, to the northern countryside towns of Bolgatanga and Bolga.  Ghana is incredibly beautiful, and a strange mix of rural, tribal culture with random bits of modern technology thrown in.  The Ghanaians themselves are a joyous, generous, and spiritual people.  The photos below capture the essence of the trip.

On Location in Ghana