by Amnesty & World Community
Tues, Nov. 12th – 7:30 pm, NIC Theatre, Courtenay
Don’t miss this! It will not be in our Film Festival (Jan 31 and Feb 1st)
Courtenay will join dozens of communities worldwide to screen Gold Fever, an “eye-opening and inspiring” documentary about the impact of mining giant, Goldcorp Inc. on a remote Guatemalan village. Winner of the Rigoberta Menchú Grand Prix at the 2013 Montreal First Peoples Festival, Gold Fever is a hard-hitting documentary about three women resisting a transnational gold mine in their community. Viewing the film, as part of global screenings this fall, is an opportunity to both learn about and discuss the issues, and to show solidarity with people—like Diodora, Crisanta, and Gregoria—experiencing globalized resource extraction.
Following the 55 minute screening, Tara Scurr, Business and Human Rights Campaigner for Amnesty, will lead a discussion of the film. The evening will end with Amnesty’s famous dessert buffet (Just Desserts).
Admission is by donation and everyone is welcome.
Presented by Comox Valley Amnesty International and World Community.
FMI: 250 337-5412. See film trailer at: www.goldfevermovie.com