[act-ma] Thu Feb 23 6p La Buena Vida + Q&A w Avi Chomsky, delegation a Colombia

Bill Spirito (BASE) spirito at spanishclassesboston.com
Sun Feb 12 17:45:42 PST 2017

Thu Feb 23 6p La Buena Vida + Q&A w Avi Chomsky, delegation a Colombia

Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Pl Suite 2a, Boston, MA 02108

Learn about a delegation to Colombia
Colombia: The People Behind the Coal
June 18 - June 25

Screening of La Buena Vida (The Good Life, 1 hr 33 min, Spanish and 
German, English subtitles, trailer:https://vimeo.com/118134553 
winner of Best Documentary in the 2016 Boston Latino International Film 
http://www.bliff.org/2016-awards/ <http://www.bliff.org/2016-awards/>

and Q&A with Avi Chomsky, Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin 
American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies at Salem State University

The village of Tamaquito lies in the forests of Colombia. Here, nature 
provides the people with everything they need. But the Wayúu community’s 
way of life is being destroyed by the vast and rapidly growing El 
Cerrejón coal mine. Determined to save his community from forced 
resettlement, young and charismatic leader Jairo Fuentes sets out to 
negotiate with the mine’s operators. They’re backed by powerful global 
resources companies such as Glencore, Anglo American and BHP Billiton 
and communicating with their representatives isn’t easy. The villagers 
are promised the blessings of progress, but the Wayúu place no value on 
modern, electrified houses – on the so-called “better life.” Instead, 
they embark on a fight to save their life in the forest, which soon 
becomes a fight to survive. “La Buena Vida” (The Good Life) is the story 
of the Wayúu community, set against a global backdrop of rising energy 
consumption being driven by the pursuit of growth and affluence.

Here is a petition for you to consider signing on to that will be 
presented to the Colombian President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Juan 
Manuel Santos at the World Water Day on 22 March 2017.

A copy of the film can be purchased on line:

More information about the Act-MA mailing list