Film: When Two Words Collide
Downtown Cinemas - 70 Broadway Ave., Palmerston North 4410
Peru, USA, UK, 2016. Directed by Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel. Runtime 103 min, Spanish with English subtitles.
Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival.
In this tense and immersive tour de force, When Two Worlds Collide brings audiences directly into the line of fire between two powerful opposing Peruvian factions. On one side is President Alan Garcia and the Peruvian government who, eager to enter the world stage, begin aggressively extracting oil, minerals, and gas from untouched indigenous Amazonian land. They are quickly met with fierce opposition from the indigenous people living in the Amazon jungle, led by Alberto Pizango, whose impassioned speeches against Garcia’s destructive actions become a rallying cry.
A tense war of words erupts in to deadly violence, bloody protests and chaotic clashes. From the halls of justice to the heart of the Amazon jungle, When Two Worlds Collide exposes a titanic clash between a government hungry for economic legitimacy and a people desperate to protect an ancient land from ruin. The filmmakers immersed themselves in Peru for several years to flesh out this complex story. Their close relationship with Pizango, an eye for Amazonian beauty, and no holds barred interviews with Peru’s political cupola come together to create heart pumping tale of defiance and courage. The film captures this important story linking indigenous rights and the sustainability of the Amazon rainforest, told against the backdrop of globalization.
Admission $5 / $3. Tickets available on Eventfinda NZ.
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