A woman stands outside against a hilly, green landscape with a lake  or river in the background. The woman wears a large, white cowboy hat and wears a red cardigan over a blue shirt.


Tuesday Mar 31, 2020 7:30 pm This is a past program


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This documentary tracks indigenous-farmer-turned-water activist Máxima Acuña’s journey from the Peruvian Andes to the Peruvian Supreme Court to World Bank in Washington D.C. as she fights to protect the land, water supply, and indigenous people from environmental destruction at American hands. Winner of the 2019 Toronto Hot Docs audience award for a feature film. (2019, dir. Claudia Sparrow, 88 min.)

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