Gold Fever Screening at Hartwick College

Hartwick Screens Documentary “Gold Fever”

September 30, 2013

On Wednesday, October 16, Hartwick College will hold a global screening of the documentary Gold Fever. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Celebration Room of Shineman Chapel on the Hartwick College campus. Following the screening, Director Andrew Sherburne will hold a brief discussion on the documentary.

As winner of the Rigoberta Menchú Grand Prix at the 2013 Montreal First Peoples Festival, Gold Fever is a hard-hitting documentary about the destructive and exploitative impacts of transnational mining.

According to the film's website, "Gold Fever witnesses the arrival of Goldcorp Inc. to a remote Guatemalan village. 500 years after the conquistadors invaded, and still reeling from decades of US-backed repression, the Mayans of San Miguel Ixtahuacán find themselves on the front lines of an increasingly globalized world. Together with members of their divided community, and in the face of grave consequences, Diodora, Crisanta and Gregoria resist the threat to their ancestral lands."

Sherburne is the co-Founder of FilmScene, a non-profit cinema arts group in Iowa City. He is the former publisher of Little Village Magazine and holds studio arts and computer science degrees from Grinnell College.

In addition to Sherburne, other Directors of Gold Fever include:

  • JT Haines, who formerly practiced as a corporate attorney in Minneapolis. Now working on documentary films in New York, Haines holds a law degree from the University of Virginia and a public policy degree from the University of Minnesota
  • Tommy Haines, who serves as the Programming Director for the Hardacre Film Festival, Iowa's longest running Film Festival. He has a Communications degree from the University of Minnesota and a Film degree from the University of Iowa

This event has been funded by the Cyrus Mehri '83 Global Pluralism Fellowship, Latin American-Caribbean studies (LACS) and the 2013-2014 Campus Theme. For further information, please visit or contact Hartwick College Associate Professor of Spanish and LACS Coordinator Dr. Esperanza Roncero at 607-431-4849 or

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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