November 5th, 2016, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
University of Winnipeg, Room 1L12 (Lockhart Hall), 515 Portage Avenue
How well do you know your money? Two Vancouver-based filmmakers trace their investments to Canadian mines in Eastern and Southern Africa. If you live and work in Canada, chances are you’re connected to Canadian mining companies, whether you know it or not, through your savings, taxes, Canada Pension Plan contributions, RRSPs and other investments. We Call Them Intruders is a documentary that travels from Canada to Africa and back again to unearth the stories behind some of the continent’s largest Canadian-owned mining projects. The film brings viewers on a journey, taking a hard look at why communities, governments and corporations are so often pitted against each other in an explosive battle over extracting the Earth’s riches.