Don’t miss the Just Film Festival March 30-April 1

Amazonian indigenous peoples commemorate the anniversary Bagua Grande massacre in 2016.

Amazonian indigenous peoples commemorate the anniversary of the Bagua Grande massacre in 2016.

The Just Film Festival, a joint production of CoDevelopment Canada, Amnesty International and Village Vancouver, takes place this Year from March 30 – April 1, at Van City Theatre (11 81 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC). Don’t miss the Friday night showing that features key films on Latin America.

Burden of Peace
 (7:10, March 31) tells the story of Claudia Paz y Paz, Guatemala first female Attorney General. A long-time human rights activist, Paz y Paz takes on both human rights abusers and organized crime – some deep within the Guatemalan state itself – and shows that where political will exists, progress can be made in curbing violence and corruption.

When two Worlds Collide (9:10, March 31) covers events leading to the 2009 Bagua Grande massacre in the Peruvian Amazon and its aftermath: a tale of Amazonian peoples’ resistance to free trade agreements that open their territories to exploitation by transnational oil companies.

Visit the Just Film website, for the full festival schedule and other information
Effects of ongoing oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon.

Effects of ongoing oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon.

 

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