May 5, 7pm: BLOOD IN THE MOBILE
Amnesty International in Victoria and Saje Fitzgerald of Congo Rising will present Blood in the Mobile, an award-winning film by Danish filmmaker Frank Piasecki Poulsen. This disturbing film exposes the links between the Democratic Republic of Congo conflict that has claimed millions of lives, the illegal artisan mines that endanger the lives of thousands of workers – many teen-aged – and the burgeoning global market for cell phones that depend heavily on Congo mineral resources.
Congo Rising’s Saje Fitzgerald recently participated in a UN peacekeeping mission into 9 rural villages of the DRC’s South Kivu province, living with soldiers in a military camp and with Congolse women in North Kivu’s Goma while filming interviews and conducting research. Saje will speak of her experiences there and further link the DRC conflict to Canadian mining industries. Canadians, in particular the academic community that invests their pension funds in Canadian mining companies, have an opportunity to effect change in the conditions controlling Congo mineral resources.
- Thursday May 5, 7pm
- UVic’s Engineering and Computing Science Building
Please join us for what is sure to be an exciting, inspiring, disturbing evening of film and discussion.
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