[act-ma] Sat. 10/27 - Colombia Vive co-presents documentary re: campesino resistence
Bill Spirito (BASE)
spirito at spanishclassesboston.com
Fri Oct 19 14:02:10 PDT 2012
Colombia Vive will co-present the documentary "El Gigante" inthe Boston
Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF). This is a rare
artistically-made documentary that follows the campesino resistance to
the El Quimbo project in southern Colombia, and this is a U.S. premier.
Find out more at www.colombiavive.org
*Sat. Oct. 27 8:30pm*
West Village F, Room #20 (behind and to the left of the O'Bryant Center,
off 40 Leon Street, Boston, MA 02115)
A documentary by Bruno Federico, Andrea Ciacci, Consuelo Navarro.
Colombia/Italy 2012/62 minutes
What would you do if some day someone came to your home and told you it
would be flooded?
The construction of a hydroelectric power plant threatens the valley of
the Magdalena River, its flora, fauna, people and their way of living. A
group of peasants and fishermen, who have grown up under the shadow of
"El Gigante" (the giant), struggles against the multinational companies
Enel, Endesa and Impregilo. These companies are constructing the power
plant despite the voices of disagreement but with the blatant complicity
of the State institutions and the protection of the Army. Through the
voices of the protagonists and the actions undertaken to protest, the
documentary shows a year of a struggle that has not yet finished.
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