Threats, Protection and Peace in Colombia:
 A documentary screening and panel discussion on threatened human rights defenders
This event marks 20 Years of Peace Brigades International’s accompaniment of threatened human rights defenders in Colombia and the Ottawa Premiere of Marmato, a film on the confrontation with globalized mining in Colombia, by Marco Greco
Marmato Synopsis: If Colombia is the focal point of the new global gold rush then Marmato, a mining town with over 500 years of history, is the new frontier. In its mountain there are $20 billion dollars in gold, but its 8,000 inhabitants are at risk of being displaced by an open-pit mining project. MARMATO chronicles how the townspeople confront a Canadian mining company that wants the gold beneath their homes. Filmed over the course of 6 years, MARMATO has screened at the Sundance Film Festival and opened Hot Docs in Toronto in 2014.
Panel Participants:
  • Moira Birss: PBI Colombia’s North American Representative
  • Martin Ulvio: Social Corporation for Community Advisory and Training Services (COS-PACC), Colombia
  • Pilar Trujillo: Executive Director of Project Counselling Service, the Colombian counterpart of Inter Pares
  • Jennifer Moore: Latin America Program Coordinator, MiningWatch Canada
This event is made possible by the generous support of:
Inter Pares, Mining Watch Canada, and Black Squirrel Books
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Presented by Peace Brigades International-Canada
$12 general admission, $8 for unwaged, Mayfair members and students
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