TOPIC: Environmental Sustainability and Vocation.
Humanities Network & Consortium Café Series will offer campus and community audiences an opportunity to learn about topics of local and global interest amidst a backdrop of contemporary art and scholarship.
October's film will be River of Gold
, a documentary film by the Amazon Aid Foundation is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to uncover the savage unraveling of the pristine jungle by illicit small-scale gold mining.The event begins with mingling around the Borough Coffee bike at 5:30pm and the film starting at 6pm.
Ron Haviv and Donovan Webster, two war journalists, led by Peruvian scientist and activist Enrique Ortiz, bear witness to the apocalyptic destruction in the pursuit of illicitly mined gold with consequences on a global scale. What will be the fate of this critical region of priceless biodiversity as these extraordinarily beautiful forests are turned into a hellish wasteland?
Post-screening discussion will be led by Dr. Stephanie Friede
, Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, UNCG.