We Don't Play Golf Here
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Much to the dismay of residents of Tepoztlan, Mexico, where they still speak the indigenous language of Nahual, foreign investors have brought globalization to their village - building factories, shopping malls, and, most egregiously, a golf resort with 1500 vacation chalets and a country club. The newly elected Tepoztlan mayor sneered: “We don’t play that sport here,” because, he explained, maintenance of a large golf course “would sap badly needed farming water; pesticides and chemical fertilizer to maintain the grass would pollute the town’s aquifers.”
Using Mexico as an example of what much of the Third World has experienced, filmmaker Saul Landau shows how foreign investment in export factories distorts the native culture and environment. With exquisite photography, elegant editing, and original music, the film probes the essence of the new economic disorder.
Winner - Best Activist Video, San Francisco Video Festival ;;
For more information or to purchase the film, visit Saul Landau’s homepage.
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