When Two Worlds Collide

PE, 2016, 100 min, OV with English subtitles
Regie: Heidi Brandenburg, Matthew Orzel

1. Dezember

Elevate Festival


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 Garcia’s 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.

„Hair-raising footage“ – Variety, „Poignant…dramatic“ – Hollywood Reporter, „A must-watch“ – Screen Daily

Sundance: World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Debut Feature, Documenta Madrid: Grand Jury Prize, Cinemambiente: Best Documentary Film, Shanghai Film Festival: Best Documentary Film, and many more.