ICS explores poverty in Zambia

For Immediate Release:  Sept. 18, 2015

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University's Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) presents the documentary “Stealing Africa: How much profit is fair?” by director Christoffer Guldbrandsen.

The documentary, a continuation of ICS's Bloomsburg Explores Poverty symposium, focuses on corporate ownership of copper mines in Zambia, where tax avoidance and tax havens keep the poor in an underprivileged state while benefiting the wealthy.

The screening will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. in Hartline Science Center, room G38, is open to the public free of charge.

The documentary is part of the ICS’s Bloomsburg Explores Poverty symposium, aimed at increasing awareness of this topic and encouraging members of the campus community to become involved in organizing activities during the 2015-16 academic year.

Upcoming films in the series are:

  • “Just Eat It,” Thursday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium
  • “Poor Kids,” Thursday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Hartline Science Center, room G38

The Institute for Culture and Society promotes research, scholarship and the creative and performing arts in BU’s College of Liberal Arts. The institute organizes lectures, presentations and performances that explore and explain aspects of human culture and society.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.