Paraguay’s Chaco Takes The Spotlight For Screening of El Impenetrable (UK Premiere + Q&A)13 July, 2013
On Thursday 18th July, London’s Rich Mix will be the venue for a documentary and talk looking at Paraguay’s Chaco, a vast and distinctive semi-arid area of land that has become notorious, due to it’s geographic location, for the number of drillers, hunters and opportunists who use the land for their own means as well as the indigenous people whose lives are impacted by this.
El Impenetrable tells a modern story of the people of the Chaco fighting huge corporations for their land. Here is the film’s synopsis:
Filmmaker Daniele Incalcaterra was left 12,355 acres of land in the Chaco by his father, but when he decides, through a combination of altruism and frustration, to return his untouched land to the indigenous people, tensions begin to run high. Battling against GM soybean growers, as well as cattle ranchers and oil prospectors, Incalcaterra forms his own motley posse to help preserve this beautifully rugged piece of forest forever.
The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with Elias Diaz Peña (Paraguayan Environmentalist and Coordinator of Friends of the Earth Paraguay), and Nick Rau & Vicki Hird from Friends of the Earth UK.
More details and tickets can be found at dochouse.org/film-screening/El-Impenetrable-UK-Premiere–QandA/325
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