Profit & Loss

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Augsburg Native American Film Series

Film "Profit & Loss"
Hosted by Dr. Cecilia Martinez (CEED) and Tom Goldtooth (IEN)

Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion to follow the screening.

Location: Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall
Augsburg College, 715 22nd Ave South,
Minneapolis 55454

From the acclaimed series Standing on Sacred Ground, Profit and Loss documents how indigenous groups from Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada fight the loss of land, water and health to mining and oil industries.

From New Guinean rainforests to Canada’s tar sands, Profit and Loss exposes industrial threats to native peoples’ health, livelihood and cultural survival. In Papua New Guinea, a nickel mine that violently relocated villagers to taboo land is building a new pipeline and refinery, and dumping mining waste into the sea. In Alberta, First Nations people suffer from rare cancers as their traditional hunting grounds are stripmined to unearth the world’s third-largest oil reserve. Rare verité scenes of tribal life and intimate interviews allow indigenous people to tell their own stories—and confront us with the ethical consequences of our culture of consumption. Narrated by Graham Greene (Oneida)
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