Friday, June 12, 2015 - 7:00pm
Shambhala Music & Performance Hall, Nelson BC
Mir Centre for Peace
Join us for a special showing of this 45-minute, award-winning film that includes discussion with filmmaker, Rachel Schmidt and long-time human rights activist, Grahame Russell of Rights Action.
Defensora is a documentary about a Mayan Q’eqchi’ resistance against mining in Guatemala. The story is set along the shores of Lake Izabal in the community of El Estor where a nickel mining company has operated for over 50 years. Tensions run high against a backdrop of pro and anti-mining camps, violence and forced evictions. The film takes audiences into the lives of defenders in the resistance who struggle to reclaim their ancestral lands and seek justice in Canadian courts for alleged human rights violations. Learn more about the film, Defensora.
Learn more about the ground-breaking Canadian court case that the film’s protagonists are waging against Hudbay Minerals Inc. It is a courageous and inspiring David and Goliath story that could hold Canadian resource extraction companies accountable to the rule of law at home and globally and you can help!