When Two Worlds Collide
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.
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★★★½ review by davidehrlich on Letterboxd
On July 28, 2006, Alan García was sworn in to office for his second term as the President of Peru, 16 years since his first stint ended with social unrest and severe hyperinflation. In 2007, he delivered a nationally televised address in which he invited (or pleaded with) American entrepreneurs to invest in Peru and harvest the country’s finite natural resources. “We don’t have any political conflicts!” he boasted in a proto-Trumpian moment of goading the gods.
★★★★ review by spacehamm on Letterboxd
Interesting, harrowing, important and very well made
★★★½ review by Ingen on Letterboxd
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★★★★ review by jack_overbeck on Letterboxd
What really stood out to me in this film was how it portrayed the issue at hand in such a balanced way. I thought the documentation was very objective, and at the same time empathetic to the plight of the indigenous peoples. I was surprised by how recent these events were, and how I had not been aware of what was going on in Peru for the past ten years.
★★★½ review by manuel237 on Letterboxd
Un lamentable grano de arena en las orillas conflictivas de la historia peruana.
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