from the 2016 DOXA film festival & official selection of 2015 Planet Focus, We Call Them Intruders is a documentary about Canadian mining in Africa where profits are fueled by the plundering of a continent and its people.
7:00 pm Monday, September 19th UVic’s Harry Hickman Bldg, Room 105
Post-Screening Skype talk with Vancouver film makers Tamara Herman, Susi Porter-Bopp
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Music with Nedjo Rogers at 7:30 pm
Presentation on Honduras by Kay Gimbel 8:00 pm
Kay is an active member of the Mining Justice Action Committee; this summer he want to Honduras with a Rights Action delegation.
Active in BC Ferry and Marine Workers Union, he says, “Now that the 'working for a living' chapter of my life is coming to a close, I hope to dedicate a lot more time to making this a better world for my grandson.”
The Last Mountain examines how companies systematically detonate and level the tops of mountains to get at the coal inside. Old mining techniques had their own sets of issues, but they at least left the surfaces of mountains alone. New methods leave behind barren, pockmarked moonscapes.
A film about the Saharawi people under occupation and the lessons of Saharawi nonviolent resistance.
Café Simpatico 1923 Fernwood Road, Doors open 7:00pm Music 7:30pm Film at 8:00 pm
Discussion, refreshments, fair trade coffee by the cup and by the pound Admission by donation
Café Simpatico is presented by the Central America Support Committee and this event is cosponsored by: the Mining Justice Action Committee, Friends of Western Sahara & the Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation.
Spoken Word and Music Performance Fernwood Community Association Theater 1923 Fernwood Road
Approximately 70% of the world’s mining companies are registered in Canada, and in many cases Canadian mining operations are associated with human rights abuses and environmental degradation. “Communities in Resistance” is an art show and performance event in solidarity with people who are in danger of intimidation and violence as try to protect their communities impacted by Canadian mining operations.