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When Two Worlds Collide

An in-depth investigation of conflicts in the Peruvian Amazon between indigenous peoples and international corporations attempting to exploit the resources of their traditional territories. In this case, it's Alberto Pizango, indigenous leader of Peru’s Amazonian people, vs. Alan Garcia, President of Peru (2006-2011), backed by the multinational corporations intent on exploiting the Amazon’s rich natural resources.  It is a David and Goliath battle currently being fought in one of the world’s most lush and magnificent rainforests. Pizango, reminiscent of Cesar Chavez in his charisma and implacability, organizes people who have called the rainforest home for a millennia, to oppose the illegal and violent takeover of their land. 

Chicago: Playing now at Siskel Film Center.

Earlier Event: October 13
Recent Spanish Cinema
Later Event: October 14
Hate Rising