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Saturday, September 13 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Plundering Tibet (Scarring the Surface)

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Plundering Tibet is a short documentary about the dire consequences of China’s ruthless mining in Tibet. As a Canadian filmmaker, the narrator has a personal take on this because of the involvement of Canadian companies in mining in Tibet—and the railway to Lhasa. Following the arrival of the train in Tibet in 2006, large-scale mining of lithium, gold, copper, lead, crude oil, natural gas and other resources is under way to feed China’s voracious industrial sector. None of this benefits Tibetans. In fact, mining pollutes drinking water, kills the livestock, and degrades the grasslands on which Tibetan nomads depend. A disaster of Biblical proportions is unfolding in Tibet—so big you can see it happening on Google Earth—the mines, the pollution, the environmental damage. The environmental impact has the potential to go far beyond Tibet because of rivers that run downstream to Asian nations. Chinese engineers are heavily damming Tibet’s mighty rivers to supply power for mining operations—and this will immediately impact the nations downstream. Using Google Earth flyovers, the film is able to show what is happening on the ground in Tibet, hidden from view. It would be next-to-impossible to visit these mining sites in person to get film, due to tight security in remote locations. 

Website:http://wildyakfilms.com/mining/index.htm
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/99806095 
Run time: 24 min 20 seconds
Director: Michael Buckley Runtime: 24 min 20 seconds


Saturday September 13, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James Bridges Theater UCLA CAMPUS 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 PARKING FOR JAMES BRIDGES THEATER IS IN PARKING LOT 3 VISITORS LOT/PAY BY SPACE NUMBER THEATER AT MELNITZ HALL