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‘The Conflict Minerals Project’ comes to Beaver campus

3/5/2012 —

Filmmaker Mike Ramsdell will present "The Conflict Minerals Project," 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 14. The film, which is free and open to the public, will be shown in the auditorium of the Student Union Building.

Last year on campus, Ramsdell presented his award-winning documentary, ‘Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue to Hope.’ He returns this year to discuss his project on the world’s conflict minerals, including tungsten, tin, tantalum, and gold, which are used to make most modern electronic devices ranging from cell phones to aeronautics systems.

The term "conflict minerals" is used most of them come from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which is widely considered to be the home of the worst human atrocities since World War II. In the past 15 years, the DRC has witnessed the brutal death of 6 million, hundreds of thousands of women raped, and the displacement of millions of children and adults.

For more information about Ramsdell and conflict minerals, go to http://underthehoodproductions.com/. For other information, contact Robin Schreck, coordinator of student activities and residence life, at ras62@psu.edu or 724-773-3947.

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