CRY OF THE ANDES

2011 Films

U.S. Premiere

CRY OF THE ANDES

MARCH
19
6:00 PM

Directed by: Carmen Henríquez & Denis Paquette

Venue: GALA Hispanic Theatre
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CRY OF THE ANDES (Canada, 2010, 90 min.)

United States Premiere A fight for water – the thirst for gold. Journey to the heart of the Andes Mountains where Pascua Lama is poised to become the world’s largest open pit mine. However, for the indigenous people and farmers living in the valley below, Pascua Lama threatens their only source of water in one of the driest places on earth. In a war between corporate and social values, two men are leading a fight to defend their river and way of life. Now, one election will ultimately determine the fate of their valley and the true price of gold. From its opening on the streets of Toronto, Cry of the Andes takes you south to Chile’s Huasco Valley for a character-driven story about greed and social justice – a cautionary tale about the environment that resonates in multiple industries around the world. (—Vancouver Latin American Film Festival) In Spanish and English with English subtitles. Directed and produced by Carmen Henríquez and Denis Paquette.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

GALA Hispanic Theater, 3333 14th Street, NW

(Metro: Columbia Heights, 14th St. exit. Yellow and Green lines)

(Metrobuses: H8, 52, 53, 54)

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