Saturday, October 07, 2006

Where to see the film

Tour Dates Announced

Mine Your Own Business in association with the Moving Picture Institute (thempi.org) announces an eight campus tour of the US.

Tuesday Oct 17 - Michigan State University (Lansing, MI)
Location of Screening: 105 South Kedzie Hall
Time and Date of Screening 10/17/06 @ 6:50pm

Wednesday Oct 18 - Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
Location of Screening: 180 Hagerty Hall @ 8:00pm 10/18/06

Thursday Oct 19 - University of Indiana (Bloomington, IN)

Friday Oct 20 - University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

Monday Oct 23 Monday- Washington University (St. Louis, MO)

Wednesday Oct 25 Wednesday Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Location of Screening: 115 Wilson Hall - between 21st Avenue South and West End Ave.
Meet the Filmakers at 6:30, Movie showing at 7:00

Thursday Oct 26 – Thursday Emory (Atlanta, GA)

Monday October 30- Ann Arbour University of Michigan
Location of Screening: White Hall @ 6:00pm on 10/26/2006


Wednesday November 1st London Institute Of Economic Affairs
Click here

East Coast Tour Dates Announced

Wednesday November 8th Harvard

Location of Screening: Emerson 108

Friday 10th November Yale University,

Time: 4:00 pm

Monday 13th November Brown University
details to follow

City Screening of Mine Your Own Business in Seattle November 16th

Free Sneak Preview

Guild 45 Theater
7 PM

2115 North 45th
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 781-5755

Click here for trailer


The Institute of Public Affairs announces a four city tour of Australia and Tasmania for Mine Your Own Business

Please join us at the folllowing locations for a screening of the film and to meet the film makers:

Melbourne, 20 November 2006
Arthur Streeton Auditorium, Sofitel Melbourne, 25 Collins Street.

Hobart, 21 November 2006
Old Woolstore Theatrette, 1 Macquarie Street.

Sydney, 22 November 2006
Dendy Opera Quays, Shop 9, 2 East Circular Quay.

Perth, 23 November 2006
Cinema Paradiso, 164 James St, Northbridge.

7 Comments:

Blogger Danny Harris said...

Waiting for a screening here at the University of Michigan, we would love to hear some feedback from anyone who has already seen the film.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Adam Paul said...

To whom it may concern:

There is a typo in this post regarding the screening at the University of Michiagan. The proper time and place are:

Octber 30th
2306 Mason Hall
7:30 pm

I hope this helps all interested attend the event.

9:54 PM  
Blogger dav said...

Out of interest, how much does Gabriel Resources stand to gain from this venture?

I understand there is something like 500,000 ounces of Gold to be harvested. What percentage of these profits are likely to filter down to the state and the local people?

Is the project aimed at allowing the poor of the region to exploit their natural resources or allowing foreign investors to eploit their resources? Essentially repeating the same process the director refers to; "Hundreds of years after we have become rich and comfortable by removing our forests and exploiting our natural resources."

Who funded this documentary? It appears from the Rocky Mountain News article that the mining company may have funded it. Is there any conflict of interest?

11:37 AM  
Blogger occidental tourist said...

dav

if environmentalists fund a documentary suggesting you give money to some environmental cause or take action in some manner of solidarity with them does the prestige and money that they would gain from the alliegence of many of see the documentary mean that they have conflict of interest in making it? Of course it does, but they tell the truth as they see it. So of course do those highlighting the consequences of stopping projects on environmental pretexts.

If the mine will pay a wage to these folks and they wish for the work and there are plenty of western do-gooders running about warning them about the downsides and plenty of scrutiny of operations if generally a bunch of sky is falling rhetoric about non-existent risks, I'm all for it. The percentage that goes to the local area depends on all kinds of variables and isn't particularly relevant if they don't perceive themselves as exploited. If they do they would object themselves.

PS - really signed on to mention that the showing at Brown on Nov. 14th isn't on the schedule yet and I'm looking for the location info so I can pass the word.

5:07 PM  
Blogger dav said...

Well you are confusing two things here.

If indeed Gabriel Resources are funding this documentary, and you have not denied this, then there is of course a massive conflict of interest, something again you have not denied. Gabriel Resources are proposing a massively profitiable venture which appears to, as you have failed to counter the proposition, amount to pillaging the regions natural resources, only offering token amounts (in comparitive terms) to the local people.

You write that: the share of the profits due to the local residents is not "particularly relevant if they don't perceive themselves as exploited." What they don't know won't hurt them mentality? Or give them just enough to shut them up?

What about all the other people in the region who will recieve no compensation? It is their natural resource too, where is their escape from poverty? What happens to people 'down stream' from the "biggest open mine in Europe"? Are mines pollution free? Will Gabriel Resources be compensating for any pollution caused? Are you aware of the economic cost of pollution? Will this contribute to future poverty in the region?

"if environmentalists fund a documentary suggesting you give money to some environmental cause"

That seems a fairly shoddy comparison, Gabriel Resources are involved in a profit seeking venture, aiming at 'pillaging' (you offer no reason to think otherwise) a foriegn countries natural resources. As an aside they have funded a documentary that seeks to 'expose' the 'fundamentist' nature of 'environmentalism' for the purpose of securing that venture. This appears to be nothing more than propaganda. Further to that, from the preview and coverage of the documentary, it seems that the film uses these three examples in order to extrapulate for the entire 'envronmentalist' movement. And still the director attempts to affirm his environmental credentials.

It would be a surprise to me if most environmental causes had funding of the likes Gabriel Resources could provide.

So all my previous questions still stand unanswered.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Agent B said...

Gabriel Resources did not fund this film. This was stated in the begining of the documentary.

I have been to Rosia Montana and can tell you it is all true. The people are desperate for cleaning up the old mine and having the mine modernized and properly run. I wish I could publish some of my pictures of the old mine and how horrible the people have to live there. The environmentalists don't even live there and they give themselves awards for fighting the new mine. What nonesense.

2:00 PM  
Blogger dav said...

Thanks agent b for your input.

However:

"Gabriel Resources did not fund this film. This was stated in the begining of the documentary."

As it has not yet been released here, it is impossible for me to verify this.

And this statement from the director in the Rocky Mountain News appears to contradict your statement:

"When a representative of Gabriel Resources asked me to write a brochure about the project I declined, but I did suggest that if they did not interfere editorially I would make a documentary."

"I wish I could publish some of my pictures of the old mine and how horrible the people have to live there."

Hence the questions I asked should be pertinent to you, if you are truly concerned with the people of the area, the region and the country.

6:03 AM  

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