Gold Fever

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November 8th, 2014, 4:15pm – 6:00pm
University of Winnipeg, Room 1L13 (Lockhart Hall), 515 Portage Avenue

Gold Fever witnesses the arrival of Goldcorp, Inc. (based in Vancouver) to a remote Guatemalan village. 500 years after the conquistadors invaded and still reeling from decades of US-backed repression, the Mayans of San Miguel Ixtahuacan find themselves on the front lines of an increasingly globalized world. Together with members of their divided community, and in the face of grave consequences, Diodora, Crisanta and Gregoria resist the threat to their ancestral lands. This hard-hitting film exposes the impacts of destructive transnational mining operations and how our Canadian Pension Plan investments are implicated. Rigoberta MenchĂș Grand Prix; 2013 Montreal First Peoples Festival