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UKGFF: When Two Worlds Collide at the Barbican

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Time 16:00
Date 06/05/17
Price £10.5
  • Produced by UK Green Film Festival
  • Price £10.50
  • Get ready to find out what happens when an indigenous environmental activist takes on the large businesses that are destroying the Amazon
  • Bring along fans of The Fog of War, which this film has been compared with
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It’s a tale as old as time: A country’s president is keen to enter the world stage, while the country’s people pay the price.

In this tense Sundance award winner, 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.

After the screening, directors Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel will join for a Skype ScreenTalk.