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Mine Your Own Business

Synopsis

Mine Your Own Business is a brave and fair defense of capitalism, the private sector, and sustainable development. It takes a close look at impoverished villages in Romania, Madagascar, and Chile, examining the consequences for indigenous peoples when Western environmental groups decide to mount activist campaigns in developing nations. The film makes an important intervention on behalf of local peoples’ right to choose their own futures without interference from influential Western lobby groups. A powerful statement on behalf of dignity, human rights, and economic self-determination, the documentary gives a human face to those whose futures are threatened if the West continues to pursue environmental policies without considering their social and economic impact on the world’s most vulnerable populations. Official Film Website

“[The film] captures how radical environmentalists were suppressing progress in some of the world's poorest areas. An Irish journalist, Phelim McAleer, filmed the piece with honesty and integrity, allowing viewers to form their own opinion.”—Alicia Colon, New York Sun

Credits

GENRE
Documentary feature
WRITER/NARRATOR
Phelim McAleer
DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS
Phelim McAleer
Ann McElhinney
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Ann McElhinney
TOTAL RUNNING TIME
66 minutes

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Events

  • 7.5.07MPI attends FreedomFest 2007. Mine Your Own Business screens and Thor Halvorssen delivers a talk entitled, "Just Show It: Promoting Freedom Through Film," Las Vegas, NV
  • 6.19.07Mine Your Own Business premieres at the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Ghana.
  • 6.18.07Mine Your Own Business airs on prime time national television for four consecutive nights in Ghana
  • 5.30.07Mine Your Own Business screens at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.
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