10 Oct 2011

Community and corporation meeting, Bolivar Hall, 20 October · 19:30 - 22:00

20 October · 19:30 - 22:00




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Location Bolivar Hall

54-56 Grafton Way





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Communities around the world are having their traditions and livelihoods threatened by the pressures of modern industry. This evening of short films looks at the impact of mining across Latin America and the efforts being made in parts of the world to empower communities to protect their cultural knowledge and heritage. It will be followed by a discussion to explore issues raised by the films.





... 2nd DECEMBER

Hard hitting short about the killing of two farmers by the

Peruvian police in 2009.

Dir. Michael Watts / 12min / Perú



BENICIA

The devastating consequences of conflict caused by

informal mining on the life of Benicia.

Dir. Michael Watts / 6min / Perú



MARGARITA

The story of Margarita’s 10 year fight to bring a mining

company to justice for health problems caused in her

village of Mayoc in Perú.

Dir. Michael Watts / 12min / Perú



WOMEN, MINING AND HUMAN RIGHTS

This film captures the voice of the women attending a

conference in Guatemala in 2010 that brought together

Indigenous women affected by mining from across

Latin America.

Dir. Michael Watts and David McNulty / 10min / Latin

America



REVIVING OUR CULTURE, MAPPING OUR FUTURE

This film shows the story of a special gathering of

Indigenous leaders in Venda, South Africa. The community

is brought together to map their culture and

sacred sites to protect their rights and traditions in a

modernising world.

Dir. Jess Phillimore / 13min / Vhavenda / Venda /

South Africa



PANEL DISCUSSION and Q&A with:

Mauricio Lazala, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Teresa Anderson, Gaia Foundation

Derek Wall, Green Party

Vanessa Baird, New Internationalist

Michael Watts, Filmmaker

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