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Film Screening and Public Debate: "Undermined: Communities, Consultation and Corporate Accountability in Guyana"    Wed Jan 9, 2008, Ottawa, ON

Film Screening and Public Debate:
"Undermined: Communities, Consultation and Corporate Accountability in Guyana" a film by Emily Wilson & Brent Parker

Ottawa Premiere:
National Library & Archives Amphitheatre
Wednesday, January 9th, 2008; 7-9 pm

This 35-minute documentary profiles the perspectives of eight
Amerindians from Guyana, South America, about issues surrounding
mining—in particular, community consultation and the activities of
companies operating in the country's interior, where many land claims
remain unresolved.

The evening will feature the screening of the film, followed by a
panel discussion by invited speakers and a public debate on topics
related to the film. There is no cost for the event, but donations
will be welcomed.

Invited speakers include:
*Paul Dewar, Foreign Affairs Critic, New Democratic Party (NDP)
*Karyn Keenan, Member, Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability
*James Lamouche, Cree/Metis, Researcher, National Aboriginal Health Organization
*Stephani Roy McCallum, President, International Association of Public Participation
*Viviane Weitzner, Senior Researcher, The North-South Institute
*Emily Wilson & Brent Parker, Independent Filmmakers, Undermined

Co-sponsored by, and in partnership with:
*Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability
*Dialogue Partners
*Indigenous Cooperative on the Environment
*Steelworkers Humanity Fund
*The North-South Institute
*World Inter-Action Mondiale
*Zoom Airlines

For more information, please check the website at

There will also be an AFTER-EVENT at the Oz Cafe (361 Elgin
Street). Drop by anytime after 9 pm to celebrate the opening night of
"Undermined." Greg Reain will be spinning music for us (thanks Greg!)


For more information:

Contact Name: Emily Wilson
E-mail: info (at)

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