President Alan Garcia sees great opportunities for Peru's economy in the extraction of oil, gas and minerals from the Amazon. The development is quickly met with fierce resistance from locals in the rainforest areas who fear for the environmental consequences and their way of life. Soon, what started as a tense war of words erupts into deadly violence. WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE tells the story of environmentalist Alberto Pizango, an indigenous leader who risks 20 years in prison for his fight against the destruction of the Amazon.
Heidi Brandenburg Sierralta
Heidi Brandenburg (Germany/Peru, 1981) and Mathew Orzel (Great Britain, 1981) WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE is their first feature length documentary.