The glitter and the shadow of gold in Atlantic Canada: Roundtable Discussion with Public Q&A

MiningWatch Canada presents:
Virtual Screening + Roundtable Discussion with Public Q&A

the glitter and the shadow of gold in ATLANTIC CANADA

About this Event:

Part I: Virtual Screening of The Shadow of Gold, a private film screening link will be made available to registrants via email 36 hours in advance of the roundtable discussion.

Part I: Screening of The Shadow of Gold, a film screening link will be made available to registrants 36 hours in advance via email. (You will receive an email morning of Tuesday, Sept 1st)


Part II Round Table Discussion: Wednesday, September 2nd, 8-9 p.m. ADT (8:30 in Newfoundland) Join HOSTS Jamie Kneen (MiningWatch Canada) + Robert Lang (Co-Director of The Shadow of Gold) for a discussion with regional correspondents from around the Atlantic provinces. (Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email for participation.)


Glenn WheelerHost of Mi’kmaq Matters, York Harbour, Newfoundland

Tracy GlynnSolidarity Activist + Researcher, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Charlotte ConnollySustainable Northern Nova Scotia

Joan BaxterAuthor and Journalist, Nova Scotia


Gold continues to be one of the main metals mined in Canada and on the planet, with 90% of gold demand driven by the luxury market (e.g. jewellery), financial investment products, and central banks’ reserves. Despite some initial mine shutdowns and a sharp decline in the jewellery demand, the COVID-19 crisis has driven gold to the highest price in its history and seen an unprecedented increase in demand for gold investment products. Banks’ gold reserves are also reaching an all-time high. What’s driving this demand?

COVID-19 or not, this film screening of The Shadow of Gold and post-screening round table discussion attempts to better understand how gold is affecting your community, your environment, and what can be done about it?

Thank you! This event was made possible with support from Patagonia and The McLean Foundation. Thanks also to the following regional groups for their outreach support: Cinema Politica Fredericton, NB Media Co-op, Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network, and Solidarité Fredericton

About the Film

Filmed in Canada, the U.S., London, Dubai, China, Peru, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, this incisive global investigation examines the gold trade from raw material to market, exposing it’s impact on people and the planet. The Shadow of Gold also reveals positive advancements in the industry, engaging with scientists and fair-trade jewelers. For more info and trailer, visit










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