Film: When Two Worlds Collide

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

Mining Justice Action Committee (MJAC) in partnership with the Latin American Film Festival presents the award-winning documentary film:
When Two Worlds Collide (103 minutes)
Tuesday September 19th
UVIC Cinecenta at 7 pm and 9 pm (Regular ticket prices apply.)

In this tense and immersive tour de force, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact. On the one side is President Alan Garcia, who, eager to enter the world stage, begins aggressively extracting oil, minerals, and gas from untouched indigenous Amazonian land. He is quickly met with fierce opposition from indigenous leader Alberto Pizango, whose impassioned speeches against Garcia’s destructive actions prove a powerful rallying cry to throngs of his supporters. When Garcia continues to ignore their pleas, a tense war of words erupts into deadly violence.

The film won an award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and is a riveting account of how an indigenous community struggles to protect its land from the intrusive extractive industry. Indigenous resistance to pipe lines in the Amazon have some obvious parallels with the fight against Kinder Morgan’s Trans-mountain Pipeline in BC.

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