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Monday, April 22, 2013

Beyond the Classroom presents "Waking the Green Tiger"

Description:
Waking the Green Tiger tells the dramatic story of the rise of the first major grassroots environmental movement in China! Seen through the eyes of farmers, journalists, activists and a former government insider, the film presents the extraordinary campaign to stop a huge dam project on the Upper Yangtze River in southern China. It portrays the history of Chairman Mao's campaigns to conquer nature in the name of progress. Mao mobilized millions of people in campaigns that reshaped China's landscape, destroyed lakes, forests and grasslands, and unleashed dust storms. The green movement emerged when a new environmental impact law was passed in 2004. For the first time in China, ordinary citizens gained the right to speak out and take part in government decisions. Green activism grew into a larger movement as villagers and activists joined forces to oppose a massive new dam at Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Upper Yangtze that would have displaced 100,000 people. {Will appear in FYI on Apr 17, 2013
Start Time:
7:00 PM
End Time:
9:00 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Venue:
http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.html
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
https://www.facebook.com/events/462525927153556/?context=create
Other Contact Information:
Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu


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