Official Trailer for Award-Winning Peru Doc 'When Two Worlds Collide'

August 10, 2016
Source: YouTube

When Two Worlds Collide Doc

"This must end." First Run Features has debuted an official trailer for a powerful environmental activism documentary called When Two Worlds Collide, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year and won a Special Jury Prize for Best Debut Feature. The doc is about the conflict between the Peruvian government and Peruvian activists trying to save the Amazon rainforest in Peru. The jury at Sundance gave the film an award stating that "this film impresses us because of the tenacity of the filmmakers in staying with the story of many years. This film was beautiful, raw and had incredible tension." From the trailer, you can get a glimpse at some of the remarkable footage they have of the violent fight between the politicians and the people. This looks like investigative doc filmmaking at its finest, and most powerful. Watch below.

Here's the trailer (+ poster) for Brandenburg & Orzel's doc When Two Worlds Collide, from YouTube:

When Two Worlds Collide Poster

In this tense and immersive tour de force, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact. On the one side is President Alan Garcia, who, eager to enter the world stage, begins aggressively extracting oil, minerals, and gas from untouched indigenous Amazonian land. He is quickly met with fierce opposition from indigenous leader Alberto Pizango, whose impassioned speeches against Garcia’s destructive actions prove a powerful rallying cry to throngs of his supporters. When Garcia continues to ignore their pleas, a tense war of words erupts into deadly violence. When Two Worlds Collide is co-directed by filmmakers Heidi Brandenburg & Mathew Orzel. The film premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and won a Special Jury Prize. First Run Features will open the doc in select theaters starting August 17th this year.

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Development is not one way street. Investments are not absolute goods of this world. Things should be reconsidered since people are hurt and their lives are at stake. This is one of those message that this film is conveying ... One of those engaged documentaries that is worth seeing ...

shiboleth on Aug 10, 2016


We all know the obvious answers, but things like personal gain are too ingrained into our psyche. It's like, do you think a chipmunk ever stops and thinks, "Oh, I have stored ENOUGH nuts for winter. I think I'll stop now." NOPE. And neither do humans. Frailty is a real thing, sadly.

DAVIDPD on Aug 12, 2016


This looks heavy duty. It's amazing what people will do for money. Literally murdering their fellow man to destroy the environment for short term profit. At least Peruvian's did something about it, most folk seems happy to watch the world drown.

Carpola on Aug 10, 2016


Just frustrating as hell. History is always on nature's side.

DAVIDPD on Aug 12, 2016

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