Rosia Montana’s Day! – 6th FEBRUARY| Lygten 16, 2300, Kobenhavn, Denmark, KEA | FREE ENTRANCE!
Event hosted by Kea, Lygten 16, 2300, Kobenhavn, Denmark
17:00 – documentary film screening
Rosia Montana, Town on the Brink 2012. A film by Fabian Daub – documentary film
Goldrush in the Carpathians.
Roșia Montană has been thrown into a state of disarray ever since the arrival of a Romanian gold mining corporation with powerful Canadian shareholders. The corporation is planning on razing a large portion of the town and its surroundings to the ground in order to gain access to the rock there, which happens to hold the largest gold deposits in Europe.
The mining process will involve the use of highly toxic cyanide to extract the gold from the rock. Arguably a necessary risk to spur economic development in the area and bring jobs in the region, but potentially fatal for the local environment and the beautiful landscape.
The people are poised to lose their homes. Many of them have chosen resettlement in big cities, but a small group of inhabitants are battling against the Company and defending their homes with all they have.
The pressure continues to rise in Roșia Montană, not least of all due to the high price of gold these days.
A long-standing fight of the people in a deeply divided village where the division between opponents and supporters of the mining project even splits families down the middle.