[act-ma] Robatierra (free + Director's visit) - Thu 11/1

Bill Spirito (BASE) spirito at spanishclassesboston.com
Mon Oct 29 14:06:07 PDT 2012

Andes Initiative, DRCLAS, Harvard

Screening of "Robatierra," followed by a conversation with Margarita 
Martinez (Directora del documental "La Sierra")

*Date:* Thursday, November 1   @6:00pm

*Location: *CGIS <http://www.drclas.harvard.edu/about/directions> South, 
Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street

*Contact:*pibarra at fas.harvard.edu <mailto:pibarra at fas.harvard.edu>

/Free and open to the public. A reception will follow the event/

In a land where people have known nothing but war, a tightly knit and 
fiercely proud people, the Nasa, fight for the land stolen from their 
ancestors while fending off the violence encroaching on their nation. 
Their charismatic leader is Lucho Acosta, 39, an imposing tactician 
descended from Indian warriors. He knows from experience that violence 
only breeds more violence. But facing nearly insurmountable odds, 
Lucho?s beliefs are tested to their very core. The future of the Nasa 
hang in the balance. Directed by Margarita Martinez and Miguel Salazar 

More information at: http://www.robatierra.com/

*Margarita Martinez*, Colombian filmmaker and journalist, Martínez 
recently finished ?Stolen Land? on the indigenous struggle for land in 
Colombia. Her first film, the 2005 documentary ?La Sierra,? won numerous 
international awards for its raw depiction of Medellín street gangs. She 
is about to complete ?Sniffing the Rainforest,? a documentary that 
focuses on the environmental damage wrought by the cocaine trade, 
expected to be released this Fall. She also directed two shorts. ?The 
battle of silence,? about the murder of a regional journalist in 
Colombia and the impunity surrounding homicides against journalists in 
Latin America, (2007). Her second short is ?En la tierra del olvido? the 
Colombian chapter of a BBC series on sexual and reproductive rights, 
shown on 2008. For seven years, Martinez covered Colombia?s civil 
conflict for the Associated Press, moving with ease among Marxist 
guerrilla chiefs and their arch-enemies, the commanders of right-wing 
death squads. She got her start at NBC in New York in 1998. Educated as 
a lawyer in Colombia, Martinez earned masters degrees in journalism and 
international affairs from Colombia University. She was a Nieman Fellow 
at Harvard University in 2009.

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