The beauty industry is hiding an ugly secret. In the forests of eastern India, thousands of adult and child miners dig for mica, the holy grail mineral which gives cosmetics and cars the iridescent shimmer.
From underground ghost mines to communities living in forests camps and crude workshops, we uncover the conflict and controversy behind the trade – as global companies continue the pursuit of radiant beauty.
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About Undercover Asia 8: CNA’s award-winning investigative series Undercover Asia returns for the eighth season to uncover the hard truths in the underbelly of Asia, and help us understand the plight of the disenfranchised and the displaced.
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