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Cinema for Peace Special Screening in Davos, Switzerland

On the occasion of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Cinema for Peace Foundation is organizing a special screening on the topic of Congo with the film „BLOOD IN THE MOBILE“.

 

During the past few months rebel groups allegedly supported by Rwanda and Uganda advanced in eastern Congo, taking over towns in the mineral-rich areas of the huge country and causing huge civilian suffering. One key reason for the rebel groups trying to take control over these areas are the precious mineral ores that abound in the area. The minerals are dug in horrifying working conditions with low pay, but when sold to the international market they are a valuable source of income and thus attractive to armed groups.

The minerals are needed to manufacture many modern high-tech devices such as smartphones and computers. Thus, everyone using these devices is indirectly supporting conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Efforts have been made to certify minerals used around the world as
conflict-safe, but these are not foolproof and not obeyed by every actor.
Cinema for Peace Foundation organizes a screening of the film „BLOOD IN THE MOBILE“ followed by a panel discussion with human rights and environmental experts and company representatives.

What are their views on minerals driving conflicts, what could be done to stop that and whose efforts are required? Should the end consumer demand more from the manufacturers or is it something that should be taken care of in the industry or internally in Congo?

The panelists include Ken Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch and Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director of Greenpeace, more TBA.

Date and time: Wednesday 23rd, 2013, 5 to 7 pm
Venue: Kino Arkaden, Promenade 56, 7270 Davos Platz
To register for seats please mail: mika dot metsaniemi (a t) cinemaforpeace.com
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'He Name Me Malala'

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'Girl Rising'

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