Documentary Screening about Gold Mining
Saturday, February 18 at 7 PM in 101 McCormick Hall (Art Museum)
The Princeton Romanian Students & Scholars Association and the Department of Near Eastern Studies present a documentary screening and discussion about gold mining, which poses serious threats to both the environment and the life of entire human communities around the world, from Canada to Eastern Europe. PU students who have volunteered to promote environmental conservation and preservation of ancient cultural heritage will lead a discussion and present opportunities for involvement.
"The New El Dorado" (2004) is an independent documentary which shows the truth about Rosia Montana, a magnificent Romanian village with a two thousand year history, threatened with destruction by a Canadian company in order to make way for Europe's largest open cast gold mine. Film maker Tibor Kocsis has spent over three years in Rosia Montana putting together a profound and insightful documentary, distinguished with over 10 international awards: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/gold-futures/introduction/969/
A second documentary titled "Hakikat/Alethea" (2007) deals with a similarly disastrous gold exploitation in Turkey, which was carried out in spite of a strong opposition from the locals, who won all the instances of their legal struggle: http://www.ecofilms.gr/popup2005en_small.asp?Year=2007&reqid=M-03
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