Charla en español con la Profesora Avi Chomsky después de la proyección de la película en Brandeis.
LA BUENA VIDA
THE GOOD LIFE
A film about extractivism in Latin America: a multinational coal mine in Colombia displaces indigenous communities
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 5:00 PM—Shiffman 219
TALK BY AVI CHOMSKY (IN SPANISH)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 — noon—Lown 203
Lunch will be Provided
Co-sponsored by Anthropology, HiSP! Hispanic Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, and Colombia Vive Boston.
B r a n d e i s U n i v e r s i t y — 415 South Street — Waltham — MA
Learn about a delegation to Colombia
Colombia: The People Behind the Coal
June 18 - June 25
Screening of La Buena Vida (The Good Life, 1 hr 33 min, Spanish and German, English subtitles, trailer: https://vimeo.com/118134553), winner of Best Documentary in the 2016 Boston Latino International Film Festival
and Q&A with Avi Chomsky, Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies at Salem State University
The village of Tamaquito lies in the forests of Colombia. Here, nature provides the people with everything they need. But the Wayúu community’s way of life is being destroyed by the vast and rapidly growing El Cerrejón coal mine. Determined to save his community from forced resettlement, young and charismatic leader Jairo Fuentes sets out to negotiate with the mine’s operators. They’re backed by powerful global resources companies such as Glencore, Anglo American and BHP Billiton and communicating with their representatives isn’t easy. The villagers are promised the blessings of progress, but the Wayúu place no value on modern, electrified houses – on the so-called “better life.” Instead, they embark on a fight to save their life in the forest, which soon becomes a fight to survive. “La Buena Vida” (The Good Life) is the story of the Wayúu community, set against a global backdrop of rising energy consumption being driven by the pursuit of growth and affluence.
Here is a petition for you to consider signing on to that will be presented to the Colombian President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Juan Manuel Santos at the World Water Day on 22 March 2017.
A copy of the film can be purchased on line:
Hoy en Harvard
jue/Thurs 6 oct 6p Tertulia/follow-up La Buena Vida
La Buena Vida en el Festival Internacional de Cine Latino de Boston / The Good Life at BLIFF Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 http://p0.vresp.com/kZIodf
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Join the fight!
The children of La Guajira, Colombia are dying of malnutrition. On July 12, civil society groups will come together in the "Marcha de Mantas Rojas" – a follow-up to the Mantas Negras protest and the May 1 March to demand that the Cerrejón mining corporation and the Colombian government stop exploiting their territory and water. AND, THEY NEED YOUR HELP!
You may recall Mr. Jairo Fuentes's visit to Boston from years ago. The struggle continues. Please show your support.
Desde hace algunos años el Señor Jairo Fuentes Epiayú vino a Boston para concientizar sobre lo acontecido en su pueblo en La Guajira a raíz de la explotación minera. La lucha continúa. Favor apoyar a los wayuu.
War and peace in Colombia are very taxing issues