June 16 · 6:25 pm
Directed by Claudia Sparrow.
2019, Peru, United States, 88 min, Spanish, English with English subtitles.
Join us for a digital film festival screening + live Q&A. Watch the film at your own pace, or join us for a shared viewing experience.
Maxima tells the incredible story of 2016 environmental Goldman Prize winner Máxima Acuña and her family, who own a small, remote plot in the Peruvian Highlands. The Acuñas rely solely on the environment for their livelihood, but their land sits directly in the path of a multi-billion dollar project run by one of the world’s largest gold-mining corporations. Faced with intimidation, violence, and criminal prosecution, we follow Máxima’s tireless fight for justice, taking her from the Peruvian Supreme Court to the doors of the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Standing ever mighty, Máxima sings of her love of the land in the face of widespread oppression of indigenous people, and relentless attempts to destroy environmental resources that the world relies on.
“Our dignity has no price.”
- Máxima Acuña, Maxima
Winner Audience Award for a Feature Film, Hot Docs 2019
Co-presented with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival presents its first full digital edition of bold new films that will be available nationwide, in response to this time of crisis. The film festival will feature in-depth online discussions with filmmakers, film subjects, and Human Rights Watch researchers.
All audience members must complete viewing by June 20, 2020 at 11:59pm. Once you press play on your rented film, your "watch window" begins and you will have 24 hours to complete your viewing of the rented title. After 24 hours, your rental will no longer be available to view.
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