Wednesday, September 7
When Two Worlds Collide (Peru, 2016, 103 min.)
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 Garcias 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.
Discussion with filmmaker Heidi Brandenburg follows screening.
Tickets, $10. Reservations required.
E Street Cinema, 555 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004 (Metro Center, Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro)
E Street Cinema (View)
555 11th ST. NW
Washington, DC 20004-1300