In this interview scientist and Earth Defender Vandana Shiva discusses the key ingredients for a strong mining resistance and deconstructs the myth that mining brings prosperity to the people. Drawing on her experiences resisting mining operations- and winning- in India, Vandana shows that small, well-organised communities can triumph against the odds.
This interview accompanies In Defence of Life, a documentary that follows the trials and triumphs of four communities fighting back against mining giants. Watch it here: vimeo.com/162669257
Filmed by Jess Phillimore
Edited by Joseph Lambert
For The Gaia Foundation