Film & Discussion: Gold Fever

When & Where
First United Methodist Church
9 Ross Valley Drive [at 4th Street]
San Rafael, CA 94901
October 25, 2013 - 7:00pm
Contact
Dale Sorensen
mitf@igc.org
415 924 3227

            On October 25 Gold Fever will screen in Marin as part of a worldwide discussion on mining devastation. This eye-opening and inspiring documentary is about the arrival of Goldcorp Inc in 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 Screening Event, 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 screening of the film Carissa Brands will host a discussion of the film. "We believe that resource extraction is an underreported issue,” says Carissa. “By hosting a screening of Gold Fever we hope to shine a light on the harm to health, community and environment brought by transnational industrial mining and the connections to our own communities. As part of a global action, we hope to raise visibility of these issues in Marin."

             A $5-10 donation is suggested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The public is welcome. The venue is wheelchair accessible.