The face of ASGM and conditions in Indonesia can change for the better and healthier by switching miners to using mercury-free technologies and enabling them to sell their gold to the formal market. This video from the planetGOLD project in Indonesia explains why it's critical to Make Mercury History in artisanal and small-scale gold mining to ensure healthy food chains and to protect human health today and for future generations. Closed captions in English are available.
With the global outbreak of COVID-19, the planetGOLD project in Indonesia teamed up with well-known Indonesian storyteller Awam Prakoso for this video sharing health and safety messages with young audiences about protecting themselves and others from the virus.
In this animated video produced by the planetGOLD project in Indonesia, Awam Prakoso, a well-known storyteller in Indonesia, explains to young viewers the dangers of exposure to mercury through a story about two young boys who want to play soccer near a small-scale gold mine. The story tells children to stay away from any potentially polluted areas and articulates the need for small-scale mining to move away from mercury use.