Tuesday, 19 November 2013
October 2013 LASC
THE October LASC Coffeehouse was a showing of the Guatemala Film: GOLD FEVER,
part of a national effort by Rights Action (http://www.rightsaction.org/) to draw attention to communities abused by terrible mining activities in Latin America.
500 years after the conquistadors, caught in the cross-hairs of another global frenzy for gold, resisting the arrival of Goldcorp Inc to a remote Guatemalan village. The film addresses larger political and environmental realities around international relations and business, shaped by the interests of a tiny elite - at the expense of communities and the environment. Gold Fever received the 2013 Rigoberta Menchú Grand Prix at the Montréal First Peoples Festival.
Film web site with trailer: www.goldfevermovie.com
the showing was 7-9 pm Mon. October 21, 2013
at HALLWALLS 341 Delaware Ave Buffalo.
Lively discussion afterwards was led by Emma Feldman, from her work with MICLA, a McGill Research Group Investigating Canadian Mining in Latin America. http://micla.ca/