This series are part of an investigation on habitability in Ararca, a community in the Atlantic coast of Colombia. Development came with the construction of the first road that connected Cartagena with this place, isolated to the world until the last decade. They had no police station because there had been no crime, teaching was around the local costumes and the fishing tradition. The community was made by recent migrations (three generations).
With the road came the first crimes, the hotels and the contamination of the water where the fish they relied on lived. Now they are included in a social project that is diluting their community through the promise of wealth and material acquisition, and the roles inside the local traits are being replaced for the need of employment in the tourism business.
The Gold Road
A documentary exploration on illegal mining in three different contexts in Colombia. From the Pacific coast to the Andes, this series construct a wide panorama on the differences between places with a same socioeconomic problem.
The full articles were published in Vice magazine.