Please join us on the evening of Monday, February 8th for the first North American public screening of "Maisha, A New Life Outside the Mines", a short 30 minute documentary film set in the mining mecca of Katanga in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The film, co-produced by the Good Shepherd International Foundation and journalist Bernhard Warner, takes you to a place few have seen: the magnificent and brutal copper and cobalt mines around Kolwezi.
You'll meet the women, children and young men who risk their lives to bring the raw materials that power our laptops, mobile phones, jet engines and electric grid. You'll also see a story of hope, about a community that's building an alternative to the life in the mines. It promises to be an evening of interesting discussion about a little known part of the world that's vital to the global economy. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Bernhard Warner.
For anyone who is interested in sustainable development, human rights, "conflict minerals" and ethical supply chains, this will be a memorable evening for you.
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This is the first in our new series, YPFP Excursions, in which YPFP staff members lead a group of members to cultural events and other activities in the city.
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New York, NY 10011
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