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Directed by Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel

United States 2016 103 mins. In Spanish

Brandenburg and Orzel’s stirring film takes us to the heart of a tense and controversial battle between Peruvian leaders invested in extracting natural resources from the Amazon, and indigenous activists equally determined to protect their homes and a fragile ecosystem. As the government passes legislation that enables opening the rainforests to exploitation, indigenous leader Alberto Pizango makes an impassioned stand to stop the extraction of oil, minerals, and gas that will forever change the land. Sparking one of the largest public protests in Peruvian history, Pizango is accused of inciting violence and exiled. As visions bitterly collide, environmental destruction hangs in the balance. Winner of the World Cinema documentary prize for best first feature at Sundance Film Festival.