Saturday, April 13th, 7:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street
500 years have passed since the conquistadors sailed, but the fever for gold persists. On Wall Street, fearful investors push gold prices to record highs, while in the Guatemalan highlands, Goldcorp Inc. levels ancient mountains to feed the hunger. GOLD FEVER witnesses the arrival of the global economy to formerly remote San Miguel Ixtahuacán where a new mine has turned the town on its head. Caught in the crosshairs of a worldwide frenzy for gold, Gregoria, Diodora and Crisanta defend their ancestral lands in the face of long odds, and grave consequences.
Followed by a discussion with filmmakers JT Haines and Andrew Sherburne, film subject Grahame Russell, and Helga Tzicap de Snow.
Andrew Sherburne, JT Haines and Tommy Haines — together, Northland Films — are US-based documentary filmmakers devoted to producing engaging films on challenging subjects. The filmmakers employ a unique collaborative style to uncover themes of nature, community and development in unexpected places. Their current feature, Gold Fever, is the company’s third feature-length documentary.
Dir. Bruno Monteferri and Dana Bonilla. La Heredad is the story of Lola and Perico, a mother and son who live in the heart of the magical Utcubamba valley in Amazonas, Peru. They innovate every day in order to live sustainably. Their optimism towards life and their knowledge about what matters most is contagious. This film is part of the Conservamos por Naturaleza campaign that seeks to (re)connect people with nature.
Running Time: 83 Min.
Directors: Andrew Sherburne, JT Haines, and Tommy Haines
Producers: Sasha Waters Freyer, Kembrew McLeod, Matt Ehling, David Gould
Sound: Peter Levin
Composer: Michael Kramer
· A River Changes Course
· EFFY After Dark
· GMO OMG
· Gold Fever
· Installation: Sustainability Heard
· Installation: Young Photographers Exhibition
· More Than Honey
· Shorts I: School’s Out!
· Shorts II: Redemption
· Special Event: Documentary vs. Advocacy
· Special Event: Jazz Ecology
· The East
· The Fruit Hunters
· The Last Ocean