“When Two Worlds Collide” is Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel’s 2016 documentary about the clash between Peru’s Amazonian people and their government. It screens at Film Forum in SoHo, Manhattan from Wednesday, August 17 to Tuesday, August 30, 2016.
The directors and Producer Taira Akbbar will be in person at these shows:
- Wednesday, August 17 at the 7:40pm show
- Friday, August 19 at the 7:40pm show
- Saturday, August 20 at the 3pm show
To win a pair of tickets, contact us with name of the Indigenous leader in the movie. Be sure to say which screening you want to attend.
When Two Worlds Collide Synopsis
In this tense and immersive tour de force, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian factions who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact.
On the one side is President Alan Garcia and the Peruvian government 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.