Date - Friday, November 27, 2020-Sunday, November 29, 2020
Two days of free on-demand screenings that examine the politics and impact of global resource extraction!
Free On-Demand Access: Friday, November 27 at 6 pm – Sunday, November 29 at 6 pm
In partnership with the Guelph Film Festival, the Art Gallery of Guelph will host two days of free on-demand screenings curated by Maya Wilson-Sanchez, winner of the 2020 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators. Presented in conjunction with Wilson-Sanchez’ exhibition Grounding, the three films examine the politics and impact of global resource extraction across the Americas. Registration is limited; available in Canada only. Register on eventbrite to receive updates and the link to view the films.
Sumercé | Directed by Victoria Solano | 2020 | 83 mins
Sumercé follows veteran activist Don Eduardo, rising political leader César Pachón and agricultural educator Rosita as they challenge their government’s decision to allow companies to control the Colombian highlands, limiting access to fresh water for country’s citizens.
Talisman | Directed Monica Gutierrez Quintero | 2014 | 7:30 mins
Focusing on Equion Energía, a crude extraction company that is jointly owned by Ecopetrol and Canadian-based Talisman, the film follows community leader and campesino Hector Camargo as he addresses the environmental, social and security issues associated with seismic exploration and production in his community of El Morro.
Gran Colombia Gold | Directed Monica Gutierrez Quintero | 2014 | 10:18 mins
This film examines foreign investment conflicts associated with the mining industry in Colombia, and the impact this has for those engaged in union resistance. Highlighting the Toronto-based corporation Gran Colombia Gold which oversees operations in Segovia, a town with a long and proud tradition in gold mining, the film focuses on those working to raise awareness of human rights violations, often at great personal cost.