When Elephants Fight
Director: Michael Ramsdell The Democratic Republic of Congo has been called a geological scandal due to its mineral rich soil. Unfortunately, those minerals, necessary to sustain today's technology, are funding the deadliest war since WWII. Narrated by Golden Globe award winner, Robin Wright, When Elephants Fight follows the fight for minerals in the Congo which has brought poverty, war and corruption to the Congolese while corporations, nations and armed groups have made billions. 90 minutes
Director: Soudade Kaadan Syria 2015, it's a long day of smuggling bread to the besieged area. A standing tree is her only shelter. He runs away leaving everything behind him. They both know there is no escape.11 minutes
A brief discussion will follow the screening, with Dr Susan Williams, author of recently published 'Spies in the Congo' which explains why the resource rich Congo was one of the best kept secrets of the second world war. Its Shinkolobwe mine in Katanga provided the uranium for the atomic bombs which ended the war.