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Saul Landau will speak and show his film, "We Don't Play Golf Here: and Other Globalizatio

Friday, May 11, 2007
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Ruth Valdez
Location Details:
Unitarian Fellowship
6401 Freedom! Blvd.
Aptos ( Freeway exit: Freedom! Blvd.)

“WE DON’T PLAY GOLF HERE -- and Other Stories of Globalization”
Saul Landau filmmaker and speaker at this event, is an internationally-known author and filmmaker.
Admission by Voluntary Donations

This film breaks new ground in political filmmaking. Using Mexico as an example of what much of the Third World has experienced, the film shows how foreign investment in export factories distorts both the culture and environment. Its exquisite photography, elegant editing, and original music probe the essence of the new economic dis-order.

To stop construction of a corporate golf course and 1,500 vacation chalets, the people of Tepoztlan confronted federal troops. As it has done in countless other villages throughout the world corporate culture invaded, constructing not just factories and shopping malls, but proposed to replace soccer with the corporate “sport” of golf. The newly elected Tepoztlan mayor sneered: “We don’t play that sport here,” because, he explained, maintenance of a large golf course “would sap badly needed farming water; pesticides and chemical fertilizer to maintain the grass would pollute the town’s aquifers.”

Tijuana residents describe how the US owner of a battery recycling plant allowed dangerous chemicals to seep into their neighborhood. “It poisoned our children”, the local mayor charged. Local, state and federal authorities refused to stop the contamination process. Result: neighbors stormed the factory and forced its owner to flee.
This is an event not to be missed!

Saul Landau has written over 10 books, and his most widely praised achievements are the over forty films he has produced on social, political, and worldwide human rights issues. In addition to many film festival prizes, he has won the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting, and the First Amendment Award, as well as an Emmy for "Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang." And he received an Edgar Allen Poe Award for Assassination on Embassy Row, a report on the 1976 murders of Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier in Washington DC.

Mark your calendars!

Friday, May 11th at 7:00
At the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
6401 Freedom Blvd. in Aptos
Take the “Freedom” exit

Sponsored by the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SC
And Cuba Study Group’s “A Better World is Possible” film series.

Added to the calendar on Tue, Apr 24, 2007 2:49PM
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