Watch the Film and Panel Discussion, which was hosted in our MineWatch Virtual Community Event in February.
This year, SYRCL's Wild & Scenic Film Festival featured a film about the proposal re-opening of the Idaho-Maryland Mine, a relic gold 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. Rise Beyond Gold raises bigger questions for the world at large. Why do we desire gold; and ultimately, is it worth it?
The Community Event Panel:
- Greg Thrush, The Sierra Fund, Moderator
- Jennifer Ekstrom, Filmmaker, and Principal Storyteller, Catalyst Communications
- Menkin Nelson, Film Producer
- Ralph Silberstein, Community Environmental Advocates Foundation
- Carrie Monahan, The Sierra Fund
- Christy Hubbard, Impacted Homeowner
Read CEA Foundation's review of Rise Beyond Gold, which further clarifies several questions raised by the film.