The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the poorest countries in the world thanks to a complicated mix of colonialism, corrupted politics and brutal civil wars. Yet, its soil is rich of gold, uranium, cassiterite and an array other precious minerals that make our world go round. But up to now, this richness was more of a curse than a blessing. Congo also happens to be home of a black rock called coltan, crucial in the production of nearly every cell phone on the planet. Without coltan our technology driven lives would come to an halt and Congo has 80% of the world supply. Slaves to technology that we are, we wanted to see ourselves where these minerals come from and meet the people who dig it.