Mar 24: CMU IFF screening of A Dangerous Game

The CMU International Film Festival presents the startling documentary A Dangerous Gamewhich takes a look at the high environmental and economic costs of golf courses for the 1% (it's a sequel to the award-winning documentary You've Been Trumped, which can be seen online).  Once again, the IFF organizers have offered a generous admission discount to Sustainability Salongoers (just register for the Student/Senior rate), for single films or the full series!A Dangerous Game
What does it take to stop The Man?  If that man happens to be real estate mogul Donald Trump, democratic process is not always the answer.  British journalist and documentary filmmaker Anthony Baxter has followed his highly regarded and controversial 2011 film, You've Been Trumped, an exposé of Trump's heavy-handed acquisition of a fragile coastal wilderness area in Scotland to build a luxury golf course, with a second film, A Dangerous Game, which continues the Scottish saga and documents Trump's similar enterprise at a UNESCO World Heritage site at Dubrovnik, Croatia.  
In each country, there is little hope for redress via the existing laws.  Trump's triumph of capitalism comes at the expense, in both cases, of traditional cultural values and land-use practices.  Baxter’s highly entertaining and beautifully filmed A Dangerous Game reveals what happens when the desires of the world’s rich and powerful collide with the lives and livelihoods of local residents.
The film includes guest appearances by American actor, Alec Baldwin, and environmental defense lawyer, Robert Kennedy, Jr.
6:30 p.m. at McConomy Auditorium in CMU's Cohon University Center, with a discussion including the filmmaker and CMU faculty as well as a reception sponsored by the East End Food Co-op.  More details and a link to purchase tickets are here.

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