The coal business has been booming since the early 1990s. Indonesia’s coal production rose from a mere 13 million tons in 1991 to more than 606 million tons in 2021. Who gets the biggest share?
A documentary film on artisanal coal mining in Muara Enim, South Sumatera, Indonesia.
In Muara Enim, Indonesia, not only is coal mining not going away, it’s the only livelihood many people know. Meanwhile, a state-backed coal company hardly tolerates locals’ artisanal mines.