Thursday, May 26, 2011

Movie - And the River Flows On

Last week I was one of 12 people who made the trip to ACMI for the 10.30am screening of Mexican film And the River Flows On, featured as part of the Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival.

And the River Flows On documents the struggle of indigenous Campesino (peasant farmers) against a dam and hydro-electric complex that would flood more than 17,000 hectares of land and displace 25,000 people.

It is a powerful insight into the what can happen to a community when their way-of-life is threatened, or bought off.

I wrote the review for Right Now, so if you're interested, best you read it there.

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