Series continues with Blood Coltan on February 28
Coral Gables (February 21, 2012) — In the seventh Ethics Film Series, Adrienne Arsht and UM Ethics Programs, the School of Communication, and the University of Miami Alumni Association present a variety of provocativefilms, followed by a lively debate moderated by faculty experts. Screenings take place at 6:15 p.m. at the Bill Cosford Cinema on the Coral Gables campus; snacks will be provided at 6 p.m.
The films: Tuesday, February 28 Blood Coltan The consumer desires of the Western World continue to be linked to the killing of innocent people. Here, the demand is for coltan, a mineral used in the making of cell phones and other electronics. Rebel militias in the Congo have recruited children to work in the mines while those in positions of power have the ear of Western importers, in opposition the United Nations.
Moderated by Gina Maranto, Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. Presented as part of UM Ethics Programs’ Eleventh Annual Environmental Ethics Symposium.
Wednesday, March 7 Margin Call Nominated for a 2011 Academy Award, this film captures a 36-hour period at a large investment bank focusing on the financial meltdown on Wall Street in 2007 and 2008. It concentrates on the dilemmas and decisions of employees caught up in the moments of financial collapse. The cast includes Demi Moore, Kevin Spacy, and Paul Bettany.
Moderated by UM faculty.
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