Official selection New York Film Festival 2013.

The first trailer for "Empire: Migrants" takes you on a trip into Suriname's illegal gold mines. Watch it big and with headphones.

Also, read our article for VICE about life on Suriname's gold camps:

"Empire: Migrants" traces the unintended consequences of Dutch colonialism in South America and Africa. The project is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, with additional coordination from the National Archives of The Netherlands. Follow the project at

Directed, shot and edited by Kel O'Neill and Eline Jongsma

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