"Unearthing Disaster" | A screening and discussion with Angela Anderson and Angela Melitopoulos

Saturday, 16 May at 19:30. Berlin [event]

Unearthing disaster is a visual research project by Angela Anderson and Angela Melitopoulos focusing on the large-scale open pit gold mine in the forest of Skouries in Halkidiki, Northern Greece, and the ongoing anti-mining protest movements in the area, which together form a very complex example of contemporary “disaster capitalism.”
Since 2011, when a Canadian mining company received state approval for the construction of the open-pit mine and processing plant, as part of Greece’s “fast track” investment program enabling the accelerated and barrier-free licensing of large scale private investment projects, local communities have intensified their struggle against what they see as an ecological catastrophe and a threat to their own existence.