Cinema Politica Fredericton returns with Flin Flon Flim Flam. This investigative documentary looks at Canadian mining company Hudbay Minerals and its controversial plans to construct the massive Rosemont open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains on the Coronado National Forest southeast of Tucson.
The film documents Hudbay’s legacy of lead poisoning in a remote Cree community in Manitoba where the company operated a notorious copper smelter for 80 years. It also reports on Hudbay’s former operations in El Estor, Guatemala where the company’s security guards clashed with residents over land claims and the company stands accused of murder, rape, and shootings in a precedent setting civil trial. Flin Flon Flim Flam also reports on demonstrations and community opposition to Hudbay’s recently opened Constancia open pit copper mine in Uchucarco, Peru. There, indigenous villagers are occupying a mine site after Peruvian police beat and teargassed protestors angry over Hudbay’s failure to abide by an agreement and deliver on its promises to the community.
This documentary will be presented on Friday, September 8 at Conserver House, located at 180 Saint John Street. This event is co-hosted with the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network.
Flin Flon Flim Flam | Cinema Politica Fredericton | Conserver House – 180 St. John Street | Friday September, 9 2016 | 7:00 p.m.