Rosia Montana (Romania) – 1883 Years of Existence, 15 Years of Resistance

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 21:00

Celebrating Rosia Montana’s 1883th anniversary and the 15 years of successful resistance to the largest and most destructive cyanide gold mining project in Europe.

This is the first year the cultural and natural heritage of Rosia Montana will be celebrated in Toronto. There are over 40 cities around the world confirmed as taking part in the Rosia Montana anniversary.  The event is free and everyone is welcome.

Film Screening :
“New Eldorado – The curse of Rosia Montana” a 75-minute documentary by Tibor Kocis from 2004

Rosia Montana is a community of sixteen villages located in a district known as the Golden Quadrilateral, in the South Apuseni Mountains of Transylvania in Romania. The surrounding mountains hide 300 tons of gold and silver. Rosia Montana Gold Corporation, a Canadian-Romanian company wants to open a massive open-cast gold mine. They promise state-of-the-art technology and offer locals to be moved into new, modern houses, while their homes would be destroyed.

The rich mineral resources of the area have been exploited since Roman time or earlier. Gabriel Resources of Canada plans to open a new mine. This has caused controversy over the extent to which remains of Roman mining would be preserved and over fears of a repeat of the devastating cyanide pollution at Baia Mare.

The campaign against mining at Rosia Montana is one of the largest campaigns over a non-political cause in the last 20 years in Romania. A plethora of organizations spoke out against the project, from Greenpeace to the Romanian Academy.

Organized by the Canada Save Rosia Group

Need to know:
- Doors open at 3:50
- Free Admission
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
- Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.

Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St. (Bathurst subway)
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA

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