March 3, 2011
Eric Wijngaarde brings his short film “Indigenous Suriname” to campus for a screening and discussion on April 7. The film documents the perspectives of indigenous tribes of the Amazon River basin as they struggle to survive in an increasingly polluted environment.
Global economic forces ignore the environmental pollution resulting from resource extraction in Suriname’s rainforest, particularly toxic mercury pollution from gold mining,” said Theology and Religious Studies Professor Sharon Suh. “The voices of indigenous people are ignored and need to be heard.”
The film and discussion take place at 7 p.m. in April 7 in Wyckoff Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Wijngaarde’s visit is sponsored by the Academic Salons and the Gaffney Chair, the Diversity, Citizenship and Social Justice Core track, and Latin American Studies in the College of Arts of Sciences.
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