In this tense and immersive tour de force, 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. (Spanish with English subtitles.)


Directed by Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel.

When Two Worlds Collide

2016 PE 103 min
Festival Year: 2016
Types: DCEFF 365, Documentary
Topic: Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Global Perspectives