OtherWise, RUW, Sociology of Development and Change (WUR) en Sacred Natural Sites Initiative present the four-day film festival Mining Sacred Worlds -with dialogues from guest speakers- which evolves around the mining boom currently threatening the environment, people and communities around the world. It highlights the impacts on indigenous peoples’ sacred places and their ways of living, seeing and caring for the world we all inhabit today.
As a response to the clashing worldviews shown in the 4 films, a thematic debate with activists, journalists and scholars, conducting research on site, will engage the audience in discussion.
Ticket = € 4,- (students € 3,-)
Festival passe-partout = € 15,- (students € € 11.-)
In the second film Islands of Sanctuary Native Hawaiians and Aboriginal Australians resist threats to their sacred places in a growing international movement to defend human rights and protect the environment. In Australia’s Northern Territory, Aboriginal clans maintain Indigenous Protected Areas and resist the destructive effects of a mining boom. In Hawai`i, indigenous ecological and spiritual practices are used to restore the sacred island of Kaho`olawe after 50 years of military use as a bombing range.
Guest speaker: Elisabet Rasch – Anthropologist and activist at Sociology of Development and Change Chair group (WUR);
Faciliator: Bas Verschuuren – Coordinator for the Sacred Natural Sites Initiative