Join One World Arts, the Nobel Women’s Initiative, MiningWatch Canada and MC Nigel Newlove (Nation to Nation, APTN) on September 30th at the Library and Archives of Canada for an evening of documentaries and discussions dedicated to raising awareness about the rights and activism of indigenous peoples in the Americas, specifically Guatemala, Peru and Canada.
On the Frontlines of Indigenous Resistance | September 29th | Doors at 5:30PM
6PM Rigoberta Menchú: Daughter of the Maya
Directed by Dawn Gifford Engle | U.S., Guatemala | 2016 | 61 min
The courage and tenacity of the indigenous Maya people of Guatemala shines through in director Dawn Gifford Engle’s beautiful, tragic, and ultimately triumphant story of how one woman, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, recipient of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize, overcame poverty and violence to become a global defender of human rights. Presented in partnership with the Nobel Women’s Initiative.
7:15PM Panel discussion with Rachel Vincent (Director of Media and Communications, Nobel Women’s Initiative), Guillaume Charbonneau (Latin America Program Manager, Inter Pares) and Tito Medina (a family friend of Riogoberta Menchu Tum and her father).
UPDATE: Colleen Cardinal (National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network and Families of Sisters in Spirit) is no longer able to participate in the panel discussion and extends her regrets.
8PM When Two Worlds Collide
Directed by Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel | Peru | 2016 | 100 min
In this extraordinary exposé, awarded a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival, directors Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel bring us to the frontlines of political and environmental struggles in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest—a clash between Peruvian government and economic elites bent on resource exploitation and indigenous peoples, led by courageous activists, fighting for their rights and the future of the Amazon.
Presented in partnership with MiningWatch Canada.