Winner of the Rigoberta Menchú Grand Prix at the 2013 Montreal First Peoples Festival, Gold Fever is a hard-hitting documentary about three indigenous women resisting a transnational gold mine in their territory and causing detrimental impacts to their ancestral lands, community and people.
Viewing the film, as part of Global Screening Day, is an opportunity to both learn about and discuss the issues, and to show solidarity with the people experiencing globalized resource extraction. Gold mining conflicts go largely unreported, but those most directly affected have voices which must be heard.
The movie will be followed by a panel including:
- Andrew Sherburne, Gold Fever’s Co-Director
- Marcos Orellana, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
- Juanita Cabrera Lopez, Member of the Maya Mam Council
Moderator – Professor Robin Broad, AU’s School of International Service
“Beautifully-made. Sobering and tragic, but ultimately empowering.”
—THE YES MEN
Admission is free and the public is welcome. Food and refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored by AU’s All American Weekend, International Development Program Student Association (IDPSA), Alumni Association, Alternative Break Program and other NGOs and organizations including Oxfam America, Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA (GHRC), Washington Ethical Society (WES), Earthworks, Frontline Defenders, Institute for Policy Studies, Center for International Environmental Law, and faculty from SIS’s International Development Program and the School of Communication.