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All Posts Tagged With: "Romania"

Gold Futures: Introduction

(August 21, 2007) Gold Futures is a David-and-Goliath story set in a scenic Romanian village in the heart of Transylvania. At stake: a massive deposit of gold ore - and a 2000-year-old village community that has existed since the ancient Romans founded a mining town on the edge of their empire.

Jul 11th, 2011 | Comments

Time for School Series: Article: Who’s Being Left Behind?

The U.N. Millennium Development Goals call for universal primary education by 2015. But around the world, minorities are being left behind.

Jan 1st, 2010 | Comments

Time for School Series: Live Discussion on Global Education

Join a live online discussion with the film's producers and global education experts Thursday, September 10th at 12:00 noon.

Jan 1st, 2010 | Comments

World Links: Obama Authorizes More Troops for Afghanistan, Russia and China Sign Oil Trade Agreement

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Oct 13th, 2009 | Comments

Time for School Series: Introduction

(September 2 & 9, 2009) WIDE ANGLE’s award-winning 12-year documentary project, Time for School, follows seven children from seven countries who are struggling to achieve a basic education.

Sep 21st, 2009 | Comments

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Time for School Series: Full Episode: Time for School 3

Watch the full episode of Time for School 3, WIDE ANGLE’s award-winning 12-year documentary project that follows seven children from seven countries who are struggling to achieve a basic education.

Sep 21st, 2009 | Comments

Time for School Series: Video: Behind the Scenes with the Kids

See letters and watch videos from several students featured in the Time for School series.

Sep 2nd, 2009 | Comments

Time for School Series: Slideshow: Through the Years

This slideshow shows the kids from Time for School through the years, as they’ve grown into teenagers, and some cases, have had to take on very adult responsibilities.

Sep 2nd, 2009 | Comments

Time for School Series: Preview: Time for School 3

Watch a preview of Time for School 3, the third part of WIDE ANGLE's 12-year series on global education.

Aug 20th, 2009 | Comments

Gold Futures: Video Segment 5

Gabriella Szekely, was a teacher in Rosia Montana for 34 years, but now has broken her ties with the village, and taken Gold Corporation's money to leave. Margit Buran, a retired accountant is resolute --she won't deal with the Canadian company.

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

Gold Futures: Video Segment 4

The Rosia Montana gold mine has the potential for causing catastrophic environmental harm. In January 2000 heavy rains and snowfall flooded a holding pond of mining waste in the Romanian city of Baia Mare, spilling more than 20 million gallons of cyanide-laced sludge into the River Tisza.

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

Gold Futures: Video Segment 3

Gold Corporation began buying out homeowners in 2002, offering either cash or a home in a new community. While many people are taking advantage of the buyouts, others, like farmer Eugen David, are resisting.

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

Gold Futures: Video Segment 2

John Aston, vice president of the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation, describes the company's plans in a positive light. Remus Celusa, a resident of Rosia Montana, wonders why the corporation can't mine the gold "without destroying our mountain and everything we own."

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

Gold Futures: Video Segment 1

Gabriel Resources, a Canadian based multinational, plans to build the largest gold mine in Europe. Its subsidiary -- Rosia Montana Gold Corporation -- was granted a 20-year exploration license, but first it would have to buy up hundreds of houses and displace almost an entire village.

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments
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