Washington D.C. Premiere
BATTLE FOR THE XINGU
Selections from the United Nations Association Traveling Film Festival
BATTLE FOR THE XINGU (Brazil / USA, 2009, 11 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere The Xingu, a tributary of the Amazon, is home to over 10,000 indigenous people who rely on the river for survival. The Brazilian government, however, keen to develop the region, is proposing what would be the world’s third largest hydroelectric dam, threatening to destroy the biodiversity of the Xingu River Basin and deprive these people of their rights to a sustainable future. Directed by Iara Lee. Produced by George Gund III.
Introduced by Margel Highet, Associate Director, Energy, Resources and Environment, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Discussion with Jasmina Bojic, Founder and Executive Director, United Nations Association Film Festival, follows screenings.
Shown as part of Selections from the 2009 United Nations Association Traveling Film Festival, along with AZERBAIJAN: THE LAST KANKAN OF NAKHCHIVAN and AMERICAN OUTRAGE
FREE. For more details about the United Nations Association Traveling Film Festival (UNAFF) please visit www.unaff.org.