Moviemiento #4: When Two Worlds Collide

When
28-03-2018 from 20:00 to 22:00
Where
Film Plateau, Paddenhoek 3, Ghent
Language
English
Organizer
Judith Verweijen
Contact
judith.verweijen@ugent.be
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When Two World Collide is the fourth film of the Moviemiento film festival. The screening is accompanied by a discussion with Amelia Alva-Arévalo, a researcher at Ugent who is specialized indigenous rights in the Andean states.

28/03 Moviemiento #4: When Two Worlds Collide

(Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel, 2016)

 

When Two Worlds Collide is the fourth and final movie screened in the framework of the Moviemiento film festival, a series of four documentaries and/or political films dealing with issues of resistance and uneven distribution in the Global South organized by the Department of Conflict & Development Studies (Ugent), Masereelfonds, Vrede VZW and the Kurdish Institute. 

Introduction & discussion with:

Amelia Alva-Arévalo (Researcher on indigenous and movements in the Andean countries,  at the Human Rights Center and Department for Constitutional Law at Ghent University)

 

Description:

Plans of the president of Peru, Alan Garcia, to exploit oil, minerals and gas in the pristine Amazone area provoke resistance from indigeneous inhabitants, led by Alberto Pizango. When the president does not listen to their pleas, a war of words results that culmintes in a spiral of deadly violence.