Diadora Hernandez

‘Gold Fever’ documentary coming to Nelson

Gold Fever is about the globalized race for resource extraction in Guatemala

A powerful, award-winning documentary film will be shown on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Nelson’s Civic Theatre.

Gold Fever is about the globalized race for resource extraction in Guatemala, and the lives of the communities and people who get caught in the front lines of the ensuing struggles. It takes viewers from a Guatemalan highland village to the corporate board rooms of the world — especially Canada’s — connecting all the dots between them.

Reviewers have called it “eye-opening and inspiring,” and just months ago it won the 2013 Rigoberta Menchú Grand Prix at Montreal’s First People’s Film Festival.

It is the hard-hitting story of three campesino women as they resist the effects of a transnational gold mine in their community. Faced with health harms, social conflict and environmental devastation brought by the mine, these women’s strength and determination are an example for others around the world saying no to huge developments that often favour the few, at the expense of so much and so many.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door. The film’s trailer is at goldfevermovie.com. For more information, call 250-354-4641.

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