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Reproductive Sociology Research Group


MAXIMA movie screening and live Zoom Q&A with Director Claudia Sparrow

This event took place on June 11, 2021, Friday 1pm - 3.30 pm (BST)
As part of our explorations of the links between reproduction, extractivism, and the environment, ReproSoc held a group viewing of 'Maxima' at 1 pm on Friday 11th June (London), followed by a live Zoom Q&A session with the Director, Claudia Sparrow, at 2:30 pm (London).
One Woman’s Fight Against Corporate Greed
MAXIMA follows Peruvian indigenous farmer Máxima Acuña in her fight to protect her land as she stands up to the largest gold producer in the world: US-based Newmont Mining Corporation. Throughout Máxima’s fight for justice, the film provides an illustrative case study in the tactics used by transnational corporations to commit human rights violations and environmental crimes, the role played by non-profits and The World Bank, and, ultimately, the resilience of one woman who refuses to back down.