Events in 2013 – 14
Campus Visit by filmmaker Jason Glaser and screening of his new documentary film
Jason is the co-founder of La Isla, a foundation in Nicaragua dedicated to finding the causes a fatal kidney disease among young Nicaraguan cane cutters. He has also just finished a new film called “Banana Land” that looks at struggle of Latin American banana workers to protect themselves from pesticide poisoning.
- Tuesday, Sept. 24: Showing of Banana Land at 7:00 in Viking. Followed by Q & A with Jason Glaser.
- Wednesday, Sept. 25 Lecture by Jason titled “Dying for Sugar: Early Mortality and Kidney Disease among Nicaragua Cane Cutters, 4:00 in Viking.
Funding for this event came from Environmental Studies, History Dept., Film and Media Studies, Latin American Studies and the Leraas Fund.