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Sugar Slaves: An evening with Brazilian filmmaker Maria Luisa Mendonça

Date:
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Global Exchange
Email:
Phone:
415-255-7296 ex. 253
Address:
2017 Mission Street
Location Details:
Global Exchange Conference Room (Wheelchair accessible)
2017 Mission Street, Second Floor
San Francisco

Maria Luisa Mendonça is co-director of the Social Network for Justice and Human Rights (Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos) in Brazil and edits its annual report on human rights. She was one of the founders of the World Social Forum and is currently a member of its Organizing Committee. Mendonça also participates in the Land Research Action Network and the Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform, and also works as a journalist and filmmaker. Mendonça will speak on the polemical context of ethanol production in Brazil and show her latest film, Sugar Slaves, a 25-minute documentary about the violations of basic rights of sugarcane workers and the environmental impacts of extensive sugarcane monoculture.

“A powerful documentary film on the subject of manual sugarcane cutting in Brazil...There is nobody more grateful than I for this testimony and for María Luisa's presentation." – Fidel Castro, May 15, 2007

$5-$10 donation at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds

Co-sponsored by Amazon Watch, Brazil Strategy Network, The Center for Political Education, Food First, Friends of the MST, Global Exchange, International Rivers Network, and Rainforest Action Network
Added to the calendar on Wed, Jun 13, 2007 2:05PM
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