When Two Worlds Collide

Series: Portland EcoFilm Festival

Friday, October 21 at 7:00pm  |  $9  | 

WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE brings audiences into the line of fire between two powerful, opposing Peruvian factions. On the one side is the Peruvian government and President Alan Garcia, who begins aggressively extracting oil, minerals, and gas from untouched indigenous Amazonian land. He is 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. 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. In Spanish with English subtitles.

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US Film Premiere 

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103 minutes
Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel