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Events this week and New Event: Movie: Screening of

From: Cathy
Sent on: Monday, January 7, 2008 3:13 PM
Upcoming Events this Week

Monday, Jan 7, 7:00 PM
MNYCEM Book Club: Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds Meetup
Organizer: Robyn
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Wednesday, Jan 9, 7:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Making Solar Happen in NYC Meetup
Organizer: Robyn and Margo
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Notable Event around Town:
Lecture: Congestion Pricing What price are you willing to pay for cleaner air?
Wednesday, Jan 9, 6:30 PM
Museum of the City of New York
New York, New York United States

Announcing a new event for The Metro NYC Environmental Meetup!

What: Movie: Screening of "Apaga y Vamonos" (or "Switch Off")

When: Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Event Description: Tuesday, January 22nd @ 7PM -
Indigenous Voices Series Screening: "Apaga y Vamonos" (or "Switch Off") (2005, 85 minutes)
Manel Mayol's documentary "Switch Off" is a tale of a usurped nation, a forgotten genocide, globalization, and the Biob?o River. One of longest rivers in Chile, the Biob?o's competing interests vie for the fate of its historical, ecologic and political reserves.

In 2004, amongst the scenic beauty of the Chilean Andes, the construction of the third-largest dam in the world was completed. It was built by the multinational company Endesa, which is one of the largest private firms operating in Latin America. "The construction of this dam was a test for our government regarding democracy and the ability to take care of the rights of its people," says a renowned Chilean lawyer in the film. The vast territory surrounding the electrical power plant, which had been inhabited for as long as anyone can remember by the Pehuenche-Mapuche Indians, was flooded by the Endesa firm. The documentary film captures in detail the controversial methods of the leadership of the Endesa firm during the construction of the dam as well as providing background showing striking footage of the landscape alongside the hopeless efforts of the original inhabitants of the land to search for justice.

$5 Suggested Donation

For more info, a wordier intriguing synopsis, and trailer Click Here

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