July 07, 2016 - 3:00 PM
KELOWNA - Arizona investigative journalist John Dougherty is coming to Kelowna July 9 to screen his documentary “Flin Flon Flim Flam” on the worldwide operations of Hudbay Minerals, Inc.
The film highlights Hudbay’s record of human rights and environmental abuses. Hudbay stands accused of murder in Guatemala.
“Hudbay has a long history of tightly controlling information released to the media and the public,” Mr. Dougherty says. “This film produced in the United States provides a rare glimpse into the operations of one of Canada’s oldest mining companies without the threat of a defamation lawsuit that has been used by Canadian mining companies to stop publication of information in Canada.
“The documentary reveals a company that knowingly poisoned people in Flin Flon with heavy metals, used strong-arm tactics with a First Nation, stands accused of heinous crimes in Guatemala, deployed Peruvian police to tear gas and beat women in Peru and is now seeking to destroy a rare desert aquatic environment in the Coronado National Forest in Arizona that is home to the only known wild jaguar in the United States,” Mr. Dougherty says.
“This is not information Hudbay wants to have anyone share with Canadians,” he says. “That’s why I’m bringing the film to Canada.”
When: Saturday, July 9th, 7:00 pm
Where: Okanagan College, Lecture Theatre
Call Norah Bowman at 250-859-8408 for more information.
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