When Two Worlds Collide


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Oct 18, 2016 6:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:100 min
Country Listing:Peru
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Director(s):Heidi Brandenburg Sierralta, Mathew Orzel


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Step inside a tense and deeply controversial battle with this Hot Docs hit, following the conflict between Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to extract natural resources from the Amazon and Indigenous protectors who return the fight in full force to protect their homes and fragile ecosystem. These brewing tensions spark one of the largest Indigenous protests in Peruvian history and, despite no involvement, lead to the exile of famed Indigenous leader Alberto Pizango. With an unflinching camera, this immersive tour de force drops us in the middle of two colliding worlds. Revealing guilty parties on both sides, tragedy and destruction tear paradise apart.

Includes a post-screening Skype Q&A with directors Heidi Brandenburg Sierralta and Mathew Orzel, and producer Taira Akbar.

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