As a journalist, filming a Chinese-government owned mine being built in Papua New Guinea in 2010 led to some hair-raising moments as we were filming “Profit and Loss.” At the mine site in the mountains, as we filmed a family that was resisting forced relocation, word came that security had been tipped off, and we were hustled into cars and driven away. A few days later, when we accompanied landowner Sama Mellombo to the site where his clan cemetery had been unearthed by Chinese workers building a refinery, things got very tense and we were detained.

After watching the YouTube clip you might want to read the blog I wrote when we got home.

– Christopher “Toby” McLeod, Project Director

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