Gold: A Journey with Idris Elba is a stunning new documentary that is part history lesson, part global travelog which examines the evolution of the gold industry from its rudimentary beginnings to the leading mining sector innovator it has become today. Commissioned by the World Gold Council, the 65-minute film is hosted by acclaimed actor Idris Elba whose involvement stems from his family roots in Ghana, a country which has played a key role in the development of the gold sector over more than two centuries. The journey takes us from the mountain peaks of the Andes to 3.6 kilometers underground in South Africa as Elba traverses the globe while exploring the many aspects of life that are touched by the yellow metal. These range from an Indian wedding to an audience with the Ghanaian King, a history of the California Gold Rush and a tour of the vast vaults of the Bank of England. Along the way Gold: A Journey examines modern drilling methods from ground level of the deepest underground mining deposits, eradication of malaria, the environmental restoration of abandoned mines and the use of solar power energy generation for remote mine sites and communities. The documentary premiered in London in October and has since screened in Australia, Europe, South Africa before debuting in New York and Canada last week. Here is a link to the film; Gold:A Journey with Idris Elba. It is well worth a look.