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September 9, 2010

‘Jamaica for Sale’ Documentary Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker to Take Place September 27

The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, with co-sponsorship from the UO Ethnic Studies Department, will host a screening of the documentary Jamaica for Sale and discussion with filmmaker Esther Figueroa and commentary by Wayne Morse Chair Maxine Burkett. The screening will take place at 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 27, in Knight Law Center 110.

Jamaica for Sale takes a sharp look at the environmental, economic, and social impacts of tourism. Though the Caribbean receives only about five percent of the global tourist trade, it is the region most economically dependent on tourism. In Jamaica, there is a construction boom in both tourist related infrastructure and mega-sized hotels built on ecologically sensitive shorelines, often in socially impoverished rural communities that are without such basic amenities as proper schools health care, housing, sewage treatment, reliable utilities, and security.

This event is free and open to the public.

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