Winner - Hot Docs Audience Award 2019
An unassuming grandmother from the Peruvian Andes may be an unlikely candidate for an internationally-renowned political activist. Yet when the world's largest gold producer claims her land as their own, Maxima Acuna finds herself fighting all the way to Washington DC to protect her land, water supply and people.
Spanning seven years, this inspirational portrait of a reluctant hero offers a unique insight into the David and Goliath struggle between Maxima and the American Newmont Mining Corporation, as it wagers an unrelenting and brutal campaign against Maxima and her family, as she fights for her human rights and survival.
Director Claudia Sparrow and Executive Producer Lesley Chilcott, (AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH), deliver a gripping documentary, illustrating that with willpower and courage, one person truly can make a huge difference.
Spanish with English subtitles.
- Commences Thursday, 24 Oct 2019
- Rating E
- Genre To Be Advised
- Running Time 88