Crude Gold is a series of short documentaries showcasing five pivotal cases of foreign-funded mining exploitation connected to Canadian investors. Every year in Colombia union leaders, activists and members are assassinated. Similarly, human rights defenders are targeted, threatened and murdered in a fog of impunity and unanswered questions. The overwhelming majority of crimes and human rights violations related to the armed conflict are concentrated in regions with a major presence of mining investment. According to the Office of the Auditor General of Colombia, these regions are the scene of 78 per cent of crimes against trade unionists and 89 per cent of violations of Native peoples’ rights.