Free Screening: Daughter of the Lake | Event – Tuesday, May 16 in Vancouver

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Daughter of the Lake – Free Public Screening

When: Tuesday, May 16 – Doors open at 6:30 pm / Event start 7 pm
Where: Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch – 350 West Georgia Street, Lower Level

Free public screening as part of the Month of Action for Mining Justice and to mark the global launch of a new campaign to defend human rights defenders.

At the height of the Peruvian gold rush, Nelida, an Andean woman able to communicate with water spirits, uses her powers to prevent a mining corporation from destroying the body of water she considers her mother.

A gold deposit valued at billions of dollars lies just beneath Nelida’s lakes and leads farmers and Latin America’s biggest gold producer into conflict.

Preceded by the short film, Parana (The River): a brave Kukama woman from Peru’s Amazon defends her river and community from the pressures of the modern world.

Panel discussion to follow featuring AI Canada Secretary General Alex Neve, and filmmaker Stephanie Boyd (Choropampa: The Price of Gold, Tambogrande: Mangos, Murder, Mining, and The Devil Operation, Parana).

Presented by Amnesty International, CoDevelopment Canada, Mining Justice Alliance, and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada. Additional speakers and co-presenters to be announced.

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