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Rise Beyond Gold film premiers at Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Our latest film, Rise Beyond Gold, premiers at the flagship Wild & Scenic Film Festival! We are honored to be a part of this amazing festival, 'where activism gets inspired,' in its first year being completely online. The festival runs through January 24th, 2021.
The film is about a foreign corporation attempting to re-open a relic gold mine under a quiet mountain town. It is being screening in the 'Local Love' session of the film festival.
Rise Beyond Gold is about a proposal to re-open the Idaho Maryland Mine in Nevada County, CA. The community faces a foreign corporation that would take the gold from under their property and leave a toxic legacy behind.
More information about the mine is available at: https://www.minewatchnc.org/
Rise Beyond Gold also raises bigger questions for the world at large. Why do we desire gold, and ultimately, is it worth it?
Join us for a Wild & Scenic panel discussion inspired by this film!
Mining Gold Again in Nevada County?
Workshop/Panel Discussion SATURDAY, JANUARY 23 @ 4-5PM (PST)
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Join Nevada County leaders and conservation activists as they discuss the proposed reopening of Idaho Maryland Mine and offer actions you can take now to help prevent it. This workshop explores the impacts the community would face if Nevada County allows the mine to open. It offers insights from trusted community leaders, highlights ways to stay informed, and includes tips for influencing decision makers.
Pascale Fusshoeller, esteemed editor of YubaNet and 21-year veteran of the Nevada County news scene, will moderate the panel featuring:
- Jennifer Ekstrom, Filmmaker, Rise Beyond Gold
- Ralph Silberstein, Community Environmental Advocates Foundation
- Christy Hubbard, Community Specialist and Impacted Property Owner
- Shelly Covert, Secretary, Community Outreach, and Spokesperson, Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribal Council
- Dr. Carrie Monohan, Program Director, The Sierra Fund
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