End of the Rainbow

The human dimensions of industrial gold-mining in two remote locations: Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo and Guinea, West Africa.

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Global Voices
Premiere Date
August 23, 2009
90 minutes
Funding Initiative
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    2007 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)-First Appearance Award
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    2008 Belfast Film Festival-Maysles Brothers Documentary Award
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    2009 International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH)-Jury Prize Documentary
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    2009 Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO)-2nd Prize Documentary Competition
  • Director

    Robert Nugent

    Robert Nugent is from Albury, New South Wales. He holds a degree in natural resource management. During his gap year, he worked on a World Bank project in Somalia where he met an old locust hunter who mentored him. He eventually went to work for the United Nations, running projects in war zones — against locusts in Afghanistan and rice pests in Cambodia. After Show more 11 years, he left the UN to pursue a masters in documentary at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. He is working on a film for the Australian War Memorial, using footage he shot as an official cinematographer for them in Iraq. His company, Visible Impact Assessment, evaluates how film can be used by communities to monitor and evaluate change. It has active projects in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia. He is in development on a film on war and locusts. Show less


    Mitzi Goldman

    Mitzi Goldman has written, produced, edited, and directed documentaries for more than 20 years. Her films have been screened around the world in festivals in Germany, South Africa, the UK, France, Spain, the USA, and in Australia. Mitzi’s documentaries deal with social issues, personal history, and cultural heritage, and have received nominations and Show more awards, including an ATOM award for Best Social Issues Documentary. Her credits include Snakes And Ladders; Things I Call Mine; Many Homes, Many Names; Hatred, Ports Of Destiny, Parra, , and End of the Rainbow. Throughout her career she has combined documentary production with teaching, research, and writing. She is co-head of documentary at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and an executive officer of the Documentary Australia Foundation — a philanthropic initiative to encourage private grants into the documentary sector. Mitzi holds a PhD in Cultural Studies and is on the board of directors of the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC). Show less


    Jean-Pierre Gibrat

    Jean-Pierre Gibrat is an independent producer, director, and author. He is CEO of Trans Europe Film, based in Paris. He is President of the Association Science & Television (AST) and of Pariscience Festival. He has produced, directed, and written many films for television, museums and cultural organizations, including Guggenheim, an American Dream, Show more winner, Best Historic documentary Award at the World Media Festival Hamburg 2002; Leonardo da Vinci, The Universe of Science, winner, Bronze Dragon for Science Popularization at the International Scientific Film Festival of Beijing 2002; A Beast of the Moon, winner, Mitrani Award Fipa 2002; The Heritage of the XXth Century, winner, AVICOM Award Taipei, Taiwan 2004; In the Secret of Emotions, winner, Festival Award Teleciencia de Vila Real, Portugal 2004, and Director’s Award at the Festival Film Orsay 2004. His recent film Alice in the Land of Cockroaches won the Athena Innovation Prize 2nd International Science Film Festival of Athens, 2007. Show less


    Michel Zwecker

    Michel Zwecker has spent much of his working life in the non-profit sector as communications and marketing director. Michel spent many years as communications director for Medecins Sans Frontieres, (MSF) first in Barcelona, Spain then in Sydney, Australia. Born and raised in Barcelona, he is currently development manager at the World Society for the Show more Protection of Animals (WSPA). Michel has been involved in documentary production through his role as communications director as well as independently. He is currently involved in documentary collaborations between the philanthropic, not-for-profit, and documentary sectors around high-impact stories to raise awareness of issues of social and environmental significance. Show less

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    The Film

    End of the Rainbow explores the human dimensions of industrial gold-mining in two remote locations. As the mine's structures and equipment are dismantled in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, then transported and reconstructed to begin gold processing in Guinea, West Africa, what unfolds is an elegiac portrait of the changes brought by the mine and of the universal human desire for a better life.