Film about Australian land feud showcased by Amnesty

The film centres on a land feud between a mining company that wants to extract uranium and the aborigines who live there.

Amnesty International’s Kelowna chapter will present the documentary  Where The Green Ants Dream, by German film maker, Werner Herzog, on Friday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., at the Okanagan College campus theatre, 1000 KLO Rd.

A fictional story based on fact, Where The Green Ants Dream is set in the Australian desert and centres on a land feud between a mining company that wants to extract uranium and the aborigines who live there and explain that the place is home to where the green ants dream and that to disturb their dreaming will lead to the destruction of humanity.

The company negotiates, offering various solutions, including a large amount of money or a percentage of possible revenue.

Eventually the negotiations fail and the dispute goes to a court

Admission to the film is by donation.

For more information call 250-769-4740.

 

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