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Auditorium A1A, Maison de la paix, Geneva Graduate Institute

Documentary Film Screening and Special Issue of International Development Policy Launch

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18h15 We are Zama Zama Film Screening

For over a hundred years, South Africa was the largest producer of the world's gold. More gold has been extracted from its reserves than from all other mines in the world combines. But today, many of these mines are closing. New waves of migrants are entering into their abandoned but unsealed shafts, to scavenge for gold in the deep. We are Zama Zama tells their stories.


19h30 Special Issue Launch: The Lives of Extraction and The Afterlives of Extraction

Roundtable Discussion

  • Rosalind Morris, Director, We are Zama Zama
  • Filipe Calvao, Co-Editor, the Lives of Extraction, Associate Professor, Geneva Graduate Institute
  • Graziella Moraes Silva, Co-Director Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, Associate Professor, Geneva Graduate Institute
  • Lorena Rizzo, Senior Lecturer, Centre for African Studies, University of Basel

Moderated by

  • Patricia Spyer, Professor, Geneva Graduate Institute

The event will be followed by an Apéro in the lobby of Petal 2.

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