London Mining Network is excited to bring director Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso & producer Jordan Flaherty to the UK for a screening tour of the award-winning documentary film Powerlands. The film touches on many of London Mining Network’s key messages and features communities we have been working with for many years around the Cerrejon mine in Colombia.
Starting 21 September, Ivey Camille and Jordan will be presenting the film and answering questions at a number of venues across the country. The growing list of confirmed screenings includes dates in London, Liverpool, Lancaster & Manchester. See the Powerlands Tour page for updated venues and dates.
In the film, Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso, a young Navajo filmmaker, investigates the displacement of Indigenous people and the devastation of the environment caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. She travels to the La Guajira region in rural Colombia, the Tampakan region of the Philippines, the Tehuantepec Isthmus of Mexico, and the protests at Standing Rock. In each case, she meets Indigenous women leading the struggle against the same corporations that are causing displacement and environmental catastrophe in her own home. Inspired by these women, Ivey Camille brings home the lessons from these struggles to the Navajo Nation.
This film is in seven languages, including several Indigenous languages rarely captured on film: English, Diné, Spanish, Wayuu, Visayan, Blaan, and Zapotec.
Featured on Democracy Now. Winner, Best US Feature, American Documentary & Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) 2022, Best Environmental Film, Arizona International Film Festival 2022. Selected, Firelight Media Documentary Lab. Finalist, Chicken and Egg Project Hatched.
To arrange interviews with the film-makers and hosts, please contact
See the webpage for more information, dates, and locations.
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- SOURCE: https://londonminingnetwork.org/2022/08/powerlands/