Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
An honest and hard-working farmer happens to discover bauxite on his land and excitedly reports this to his bosses at the bauxite mine where he also works. They ignore him, but when a nearby tourist spa is contaminated by waste from the mine, the farmer soon finds that his bosses have taken over his property as the entire operation is moved to his once-peaceful domain. He receives no compensation and is shunted aside by his irate neighbors and his bosses as well. When there is an award ceremony for the discovery of this new mother lode, the farmer is brought to the occasion in a chauffeured car, given a token nod (less than what his superiors received), and is left to hitchhike home. Before long, his very home is obstructing the developing mine -- and he wonders where it will all end.
deception, discovery, ecology, farming, homestead