United Church host documentary screening

Staff writer
February 28, 2014 01:00 AM

In the documentary Gold Fever, "Carmen" is a member of a local community-based development organization in Guatemala's San MarcosDepartment.

Jacqueline Samson, recently returned from Guatemala as a delegation member of Breaking the Silence, invites you to a screening of the acclaimed documentary Gold Fever next Friday, March 7. Doors open at 7 with the screening at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's United Church in Davis Bay.

This documentary was the winner of the Rigoberta Menchú Grand Prix at the 2013 Montreal First Peoples Festival. Gold Fever is a hard-hitting film about three women resisting a transnational gold mine in their Guatemalan community.

Samson is very near the completion of her study to be a diaconal minister within the United Church of Canada seven dedicated years of study at home, in Winnipeg and in Vancouver. As part of her program requirements, she travelled to Guatemala in the fall of 2013. Some of you may have attended the coffeehouse fundraiser at the church last September in aid of this global perspectives experience that Samson took.

Samson will open the evening with a brief overview of her time in Guatemala, and why she has chosen to share this film on the Sunshine Coast. There will be refreshments and conversation after the viewing.

Join in for an evening of witnessing and sharing information. There is a $5 minimum admission donation at the door to cover screening costs.


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