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When Two Worlds Collide

18 September 2016 | 2:45pm - 5:15pm

Glasgow Film Theatre
12 Rose Street
Glasgow, Lanarkshire G3 6RB United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: When Two Worlds Collide

Director: Heidi Brandenburg Sierralta & Mathew Orzel | Countries of production: Peru, United Kingdom, United States | Year: 2016 | Length: 103 min
Language: Spanish with English subtitles | Age: 15+ years

This immersive film charts the clash between Peru’s president, hungry for economic legitimacy, and his country’s most outspoken environmentalist, desperate to protect indigenous lands from destruction.

Upon signing the 2008 Free Trade Agreement between Peru and the U.S.A, President Garcia opened up rainforest territory to foreign logging, oil, gas, and mining companies. The absence of consultation and the threat posed to previously protected lands led to fierce opposition from indigenous Amazonian groups, headed by Alberto Pizango. As the government continued to ignore their pleas, a tense war of words erupting into deadly violence.

Filmed over eight years, When Two Worlds Collide captures a volatile political and environmental crisis and explores the power imbalance between those conserving their natural environment and those determined to monetise it. With breathtaking access, it highlights the conflicting visions that are shaping the fate of the Amazon – and our planet.


Beyond the Screen

Join us after the film for inspiring conversations and opportunities for creative, effective personal action, with guests including Nick Dearden (Director, Global Justice Now), Dr Patricia Oliart (Peru Support Group / Coordinator, Cultural Narratives of Crisis and Renewal), Ruth Bergan (Coordinator, Trade Justice Movement) and a representative from Unison Scotland.

Global Justice Now Scotland will be holding a free workshop following this screening 6-7.30pm at CCA. 
This is a workshop for anyone who wants to help stop the new wave of mega trade deals like TTIP and CETA and, just as importantly, to explore the alternatives. Come along and hear from seasoned trade campaigners about how far we’ve come in beating TTIP, what we still need to do to stop CETA, and what a fairer, more just trading system could look like. The workshop will be led by Ruth Bergan, co-ordinator of the Trade Justice Movement, and Global Justice Now’s director Nick Dearden.
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