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Film screening: Suarez Gold: Afro-Colombian Miners Defending Their Heritage

UCL - Institute of the Americas

Friday, 17 May 2013 from 17:30 to 20:00 (BST)

London, United Kingdom

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UCL - Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA), in conjunction with ABColombia, is pleased to invite you to the screening of “Suarez Gold: Afro-Colombian miners defending their heritage”.

A Minority Rights Group International production by acclaimed Colombian filmmaker Hollman Morris, this beautifully-filmed documentary takes us on journey to Colombia’s Cauca region. We hear of the Afro-Colombian community of La Toma’s brave, and sometimes deadly struggle, to prevent the invasion of mining companies and defend their ancestral livelihoods at all costs.

Afro-Colombians have been carrying out small-scale mining in Colombia's Cauca region since their ancestors settled there in 1637. Today their descendants continue to chip away at the red rock in search of gold, seeing it not only as a means for earning a modest living, but also as an activity deeply linked to their culture. Between 2002 and 2010, Colombia's government gave out 7,500 mining exploration titles to national and foreign companies eager to exploit the country's precious resources.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Louise Winstanley of ABColombia. Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.


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UCL-Institute of the Americas, Lecture Theater 103
51 Gordon Square
London
WC1H

United Kingdom

Friday, 17 May 2013 from 17:30 to 20:00 (BST)


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UCL - Institute of the Americas

The UCL Institute of the Americas promotes, coordinates and provides a focus for research and postgraduate teaching on the Americas.
The Institute of the Americas (IA) is dedicated to promoting and
co-ordinating teaching and research on the Western Hemisphere. Its
wide coverage of the Americas includes the United States and Latin
America, the Caribbean and Canada, offering an opportunity to acquire
in-depth and multi-disciplinary knowledge of the Americas that is
unique in Europe. 
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