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When Two Worlds Collide

by Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel International Documentary Film / Competition

A collision of two worlds: Peru’s president, Alan García, wants to strengthen Peru’s economy and its relationship with the USA by aggressively depleting his country’s resources. A change in the law allows foreign companies to buy and economically exploit pristine conservation areas. This leaves local indigenous communities losing their homes and facing ever-increasing health risks caused by environmental pollution. One of the largest ever protests by South American natives is instigated by the charismatic Alberto Pizango. But once the natives realize they are not being heard, the situation spirals out of control. Lives are lost on both sides as anger and destruction cast a dark shadow over the scenic Peruvian paradise. WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE shows how natives use their own methods to defend themselves from an overpowering enemy. An impressive documentary about an unpredictable political and ecological crisis.


  • Genre: DOC: Social Interest & Politics
  • Country, Year: Peru, USA, UK, 2016
  • Runtime: 103 Min
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Directors: Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel
  • Cast: Alberto Pizango, Alan Garcia, Simon Huipio, Yehude Simon
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  • Cinematography: Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel
  • Editor: Carla Guitierrez
  • Sound: Taira Akbar, Mathew Orzel, Heidi Brandenburg
  • Music: H. Scott Salinas
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  • Producers: Taira Akbar, Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel
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  • Production Company: Yachaywasi Films
  • World Sales: Film Sales Company
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