Wed, 06/03/2013 (All day) - Fri, 08/03/2013 (All day)

Where: faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent.

Start: 19.30h

Entree: Free






The law of the jungle (Peru, 2011, Michael Christoffersen, Hans La Cour, SP/sub ENG)

The government rounds up the usual suspects and accuses indigenous leaders of murder and terrorism. But there are no actual witnesses, and no one seems to care about the torture and ensuing revenge murder carried out by the police commandos. The indigenous people are poor and despised by the majority public, so their chances of winning a courtroom battle are next to none.
But a young indigenous leader, Fachin, refuses to give in. With help from a local British missionary, he contacts a well-known Peruvian defence lawyer who specializes in indigenous cases and starts fighting back!


Introduction by José Fachin

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Every day is night (Bolivia, 2011, Jean-Jacques Wicky, SP/sub ENG)

Award-winning photographer Jean-Claude Wicky spent nearly two decades photographing Bolivian miners, who face a multitude of hardships, from poverty-level wages to grim underground working conditions fraught with danger. His documentary charts his return to the country to explain the stories behind some of his most emblematic images, providing a moving insight into the lives and struggles of men and women toiling in the depths of the Andes Mountains.

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L’essence de la terre (Guatemala, 2010, Philippe  Goyvaertz, SP/sub ENG)
This documentary shows us the social and environmental consequences of agrofuels in Guatemala. A recruiter takes us to little villages where small farmers, forced by hunger and the deterioration of their land, have to leave and work in the giant plantations of the country. In the Petén department, Maya peasants, driven from their land by the greed of multinationals, testify on the violent methods that are often used. But the resistance becomes more organised and some Maya communities are developing a new, local and collective, economic model, based on the production of jatropha.