Sunken Eldorado : The New Underwater Gold Rush?
Based on an original idea of Thierry DUNYACH
A film by Denis DELESTRAC & Didier MARTINY
“For thousands of years, gold has been humanity’s most coveted metal. It fills the vaults of central banks, our jewellery, and most of the electronic devices we take for granted. But centuries of intensive mining have dwindled this resource. By 2050, the Earth’s crust will have given up its final nuggets.
How will we keep satisfying our addiction to this yellow metal?
SUNKEN ELDORADO investigates the mining industry’s foray into a whole new type of gold rush. The three million shipwrecks over past centuries have left hundreds of tons of pure gold, silver, platinum and copper on the seafloor. This time, the Eldorado lies in sunken ships, and treasure hunting has become a geopolitical race.“