GEFF2021 Special Events
Along with our four film programs, GEFF2021 facilitates special events in the form of online panel discussions about extractive industries and their impacts on specific places and peoples, as well as Q&A with filmmakers. These events are hosted by GEFF’s partners.
The BHP Disaster in Latin America: Experiences of Resistance and Solidarity (September 10) | Bright Green Lies: A Discussion with the Authors and Filmmaker (September 11) | Creative Resistance (September 11) | Extractivism: Decolonial Perspectives from the Caribbean (September 12)
GEFF2021 Special Event 1
The BHP Disaster in Latin America: Experiences of Resistance and Solidarity
On Friday, September 10, at 6pm UK time (1pm Chilean time and 12am Colombian and Peruvian time), the London Mining Network will host a discussion about the impact of transnational extractive companies, such as BHP, based in London, in terms of degrading the life of communities, peoples and nature in Latin America. The main objective is to explore the experience of resistance and solidarity of the peoples that face these threats, as well as the actions to protect the territories from these environmental predators. Finally, the discussion will reflect on how the extractive impact has generated the global crisis that we face today.
Please register in advance at Eventbrite here. The discussion will be hosted on Zoom. Click here to join. The event will have simultaneous translation from Spanish to English / El evento contará con traducción simultánea de español a inglés.
El desastre de BHP en Latinoamérica: Experiencias de resistencia y solidaridad
Fecha: 10 de Septiembre
Horario: 6pm UK / 1pm Chile / noon/mediodia Colombia y Perú
Este evento se enmarca en el desarrollo del Global Extraction Film Festival 2021, el cual estará enfocado, principalmente, en el impacto extractivo que enfrentan las comunidades en América Latina, las mujeres, pueblos indígenas y la naturaleza. Desde London Mining Network queremos debatir sobre el impacto que empresas extractivas transnacionales, como BHP, con base en Londres, han degradado la vida de comunidades, pueblos y la naturaleza en latinoamérica. El principal objetivo es conocer la experiencia de resistencia y solidaridad de los pueblos que enfrentan estas amenazas, como también las acciones para proteger los territorios de estos depredadores ambientales. Finalmente reflexionar como el impacto extractivo ha generado la crisis global que enfrentamos hoy.
GEFF2021 Special Event 2
Bright Green Lies: A Discussion with the Authors and Filmmaker
On Saturday, September 11, at 4pm (Pacific Time), the authors of the book Bright Green Lies, Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith and Max Wilbert, and the film’s director Julia Barnes will come together for an in-depth discussion about the topic of greenwashing and the extraction inherent in so-called ‘green’ technological solutions. You can join them! Please email questions ahead of time to [email protected].
This GEFF2021 Special Event is organized by our partner Deep Green Resistance.
GEFF2021 Special Event 3
On Saturday, September 11, at 8pm Manilla time, this event will start with the screening of two short films, Tarang and Nakaw, followed by a discussion with the director Arvin ‘Kadiboy’ Belarmino. We will discuss how films can be used as a tool in activism for social and ecological issues.
This GEFF2021 Special Event is organized by our partners Asia-Pacific Ecological Network, which is an initiative to network and show solidarity among ecological defenders of the Asia Pacific region, and Deep Green Resistance Asia Pacific.
GEFF2021 Special Event 4
Beyond Extractivism: Decolonial Perspectives from the Caribbean
On Sunday, September 12, at 3pm (Jamaican time), Freedom Imaginaries hosts a webinar about decolonial perspectives from the Caribbean on extractivism. Panelists will deconstruct the concept of extractivism, focusing on the extractivist logics, practices, world views, and normative beliefs that permit the consistent exploitation and devastation of formerly colonised nations, including those in the Caribbean. The discussion will provide multidisciplinary perspectives on the need to build pathways to a future beyond extractivism.
This GEFF2021 Special Event is organized by our partner Freedom Imaginaries.
Check out the GEFF 2021 PROGRAM 1 * GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES here
Check out the GEFF 2021 PROGRAM 2 * FOCUS ON THE AMERICAS here
Check out the GEFF2021 SPECIAL EVENTS here
Check out the GEFF2021 PROGRAM 4 * PRESENTED BY PATAGONIA here