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Grass Valley, Calif. February 23, 2021 – A local film about the proposal to re-open Idaho Maryland Mine in Nevada County, CA will be screened this Thursday, February 25th at 6:00 pm. The online event will feature a panel discussion that includes characters and crew from the film. There will be an opportunity for audience Q & A. Community Environmental Advocates Foundation is hosting the event which can be attended via Zoom.
Rise Beyond Gold tells the story of a community facing a junior mining corporation that wants to take the gold from under their property and leave a toxic legacy behind. The 13-minute film explores the environmental and social impacts the mine would cause. Rise Beyond Gold also raises critical questions for the world at large. Why do we desire gold, and considering the consequences, is it worth it?
The panel discussion will be moderated by Greg Thrush, community organizer at The Sierra Fund.
Jennifer Ekstrom, filmmaker, Catalyst Communication Services
Menkin Nelson, film producer, Rise Beyond Gold
Ralph Silberstein, Community Environmental Advocates Foundation
Carrie Monohan, program director, The Sierra Fund
Christy Hubbard, impacted homeowner
The movie, created by Catalyst Communication Services, premiered at the flagship Wild & Scenic Film Festival in January of 2021. After Thursday’s program, the film will continue to be available for online viewing at no cost at Catalyst Communication Services.