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 more information, 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
3:15 pm—Reception
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.

The Modern will be closed Thursday, March 5, 2015 due to inclement weather.