Profit and Loss, Native American Film Series, Augsburg College, Minneapolis


Native American Film Series screening of Profit and Loss, March 24, 2015

Join us for this special screening and discussion with our hosts Dr. Cecilia Martinez, Director of Research Programs for The Center for Earth, Energy, and Democracy and Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of Indigenous Environmental Network.

Augsburg College
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with filmmakers follows

From the acclaimed series Standing on Sacred Ground, Profit and Loss documents how indigenous groups from Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada fight the loss of land, water and health to mining and oil industries.

From New Guinean rainforests to Canada’s tar sands, Profit and Loss exposes industrial threats to native peoples’ health, livelihood and cultural survival. In Papua New Guinea, a nickel mine that violently relocated villagers to taboo land is building a new pipeline and refinery, and dumping mining waste into the sea. In Alberta, First Nations people suffer from rare cancers as their traditional hunting grounds are stripmined to unearth the world’s third-largest oil reserve. Rare verité scenes of tribal life and intimate interviews allow indigenous people to tell their own stories—and confront us with the ethical consequences of our culture of consumption. Narrated by Graham Greene (Oneida).

Thank you to our sponsors:
Augsburg College
American Indian Studies Department
Environmental Studies Program
Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota
Center for Earth, Energy, and Democracy
Indigenous Environmental Network

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March 24, 2015 at 6:15pm
Augsburg College, Music Hall, Sateren Auditorium
715 22nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
United States
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