6 februarie 131
The Romanian Cultural Centre in London (RCC) in collaboration with ESC – Environmental & Social Change would like to invite you to take part in a special event in London:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ROSIA MONTANA DAY <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Admission Free | *This event is on a first come, first served basis. The doors open at 6:00 pm.
At RCC we have always supported the struggles of the Romanian civil society in their endeavours to protect our heritage. Therefore, this year we will celebrate 1884 years since the first official documented record of Rosia Montana – the oldest traditional mining village in Europe. An idyllic place in the heart of Transylvania, this community has been fighting for more than 15 years against the development of the largest and most dangerous cyanide mining project in Europe. This fight has been joined by tens of thousands of people world wide in a remarkable social movement called ‘The Romanian Autumn’.
The event includes short films about Roşia Montană as well as a brief documentary about the Save Roşia Montană protests in London (2013-2014). The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Mike Dawson, director at CgMs & co-author of the report on Rosia Montana buried for years by successive Romanian governments, which when published at the end of 2013 revealed the truth about the extraordinary importance of the area’s archaeological and historical heritage. He will be joined by Richard Solly, Coordinator of the London Mining Network who together will reflect on the past and recent history of the area as well as the cultural and natural heritage of Roşia Montană, recognized as a place eminently worthy of inclusion amongst the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Simultaneously we will display ‘Echo for Rosia Montana’, a collective artwork formed of dozens of canvases from around the world created by protesters in the middle of a powerful social movement in support of Rosia Montana.
Reception sponsored by Deli Twist.
6:00 pm Doors open
6:30 – 6:35 pm Intro by Nicolae Ratiu and Anca Giurgiu
6:35 – 6:45 pm Short introduction about Rosia Montana – Anca Giurgiu
6:45 – 7:15 pm Short films about:
1. Rosia Montana (Film by Florin Cofar, 2 min)
2. Protests in Romania (Film by Matei Budes, 14 min)
3. Protests in London (Film by Thea Dumitrescu, 8 min)
4. Rosia Montana exists thanks to you (Film by Tica Darie, 5 min)
7:15 – 7:20 pm Introduction of the Echo for Rosia Montana exhibition (which will be on display at RCC)
7:20 – 7:40 pm Talk with Mike Dawson and Richard Solly about RM. Moderator: Anca Giurgiu
– RS will be focusing on the community of Rosia Montana and the implications of this global protests in support of it.
– MD will be talking about the report on RM, why its publication was postponed and the importance of this site recognized as eminently worthy of inclusion amongst the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
7:40 – 7:55 pm Q&A – public
7:55 – 9:00 pm Reception with wine and Romanian pretzels
For more details about the event, please visit our website at: http://bit.ly/1Em7QH7
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1610976562459152