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We Call Them Intruders
February 17, 2017- 4:45 pm - 6:40 pm
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017
4:45 pm: We Call Them Intruders www.wecallthemintruders.wo
Special Guests and Keynote Speakers: Tamara Herman and Susi Porter-Bopp, Co-directors, We Call Them Intruders
“This century’s global scramble for metals and minerals has led hundreds of Canadian mining corporations to Africa in search of the next big mine find. In Africa, some of the world’s poorest communities sit right beside mines that generate billions of dollars in profit each year. Many of these mines are financed, in part, by ordinary people paying taxes, putting away savings, making RRSP contributions and paying into pension plans in Canada. But who gets rich off Canadian mines? We Call Them Intruders [takes viewers] on a journey to the sites of Canadian-owned mines in Tanzania and Zambia. Set against a backdrop of local sights and sounds, we speak with government officials, community members, industry and corporate representatives, mine workers, independent experts, and non-profit organizations. We find that the situation is more complicated than we first imagined.” This event is $5 and includes a panel discussion/Q&A.