ROCLA (Rochester Committee on Latin America)
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
Downtown Presbyterian Church
121 N. Fitzhugh St., Rochester
Dr. Curt Cadorette, Associate Professor of Religion and
John Henry Newman Associate Professor of Catholic Studies
University of Rochester, will introduce and discuss the film:
Tambogrande: Mangos, Murder, Mining
A Film by Ernesto Cabellos & Stephanie Boyd
In 1999, the residents of Tambogrande, a small town in northern Peru,
learned that the Fujimori government had secretly granted mining
concessions on their land to the multi-national corporation, Manhattan
Minerals. The company’s plans for an open-pit gold mine would involve
relocation of half of the town’s residents, and would contaminate the soil and
ground water in this agricultural region famous for its fruit orchards.
Aware of the environmental and health consequences of a gold mining operation,
the residents of Tambogrande organized The Defense Front to protect their town.
In TAMBOGRANDE, the producers follow the Tambogrande residents’ five-year-long
struggle to thwart the Peruvian government’s connivance with corporations
that would despoil their land and destroy their livelihoods.
Wheelchair-accessible and looped for those with hearing loss.
Free and open to the public.