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When Two Worlds Collide

ORIGINAL TITLE:
When Two Worlds Collide
Peru/ 2016/ 1 t. 43 min.
LANGUAGE:
spansk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel, Alberto Pizango
DIRECTOR:
Heidi Brandenburg Sierralta
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Carla Guitierrez
PRODUCER:
Taira Akbar, Heidi Brandenburg Sierralta, Mathew Orzel
David and Goliath in the Amazon rainforest

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.

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