Movies That Matter

Stealing Africa
  • December 6, 2014 - 12:30pm

Movies That Matter

Presented by the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Commission in partnership with the Modern and the Fort Worth Public Library, Movies That Matter is a free, quarterly film series highlighting different human rights issues. Screenings are followed by a moderated discussion. Admission is free, but seating is limited. For reservations, call 817.392.7525.

A Special Celebration Commemorating International Human Rights Day

Saturday, December 6

11:30 am—Solar Mamas
12:30 pm—Stealing Africa
1:45 pm—Waste Land
4:30 pm—Four Horsemen

Stealing Africa – 2012, NR, 58 minutes. Rüschlikon is a village in Switzerland with a very low tax rate and very wealthy residents. But it receives more tax revenue than it can use. This is largely thanks to one resident - Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of Glencore, whose copper mines in Zambia are not generating a large bounty tax revenue for the Zambians. Zambia has the 3rd largest copper reserves in the world, but 60% of the population live on less than $1 a day and 80% are unemployed. Based on original research into public documents, the film describes the tax system employed by multinational companies in Africa.