When Two Worlds Collide

Impact On – The Amazon:

When Two Worlds Collide

Directors: Heidi Brandenburg and Matthew Orzel
Country: Peru
Run Time: 100 mins
When: Thursday, May 12 at 7pm
Where: Sie FilmCenter

Sundance 2016: World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Debut Feature

 

Synopsis:

From When Two Worlds Collide’s official site and Facebook page:

The hazardous journey of an Amazonian leader confronting rules of the globalization game created by developed countries in order to protect corporate interests. With the rainforest in jeopardy, this apocalyptic story presents two colliding visions that shape the climate future of our world.

About the Directors:

When Two Worlds Collide is co-directed by Heidi Brandenburg & Mathew Orzel.

Heidi Brandenburg was raised in Peru and Germany. On graduating from University of Wales, Newport (UWN) she made the biopics Don Silva (2006) and Sonnemann (2006). She co-founded Yachaywasi Films. A passionate cinematographer and creative storyteller, she is always keen to pursue interesting insightful portrayals in character-led documentary film-making beyond usual stereotypes.

Mathew Orzel is a documentary producer and visual artist who likewise graduated from UWN. He has since contributed to the making of Don Silva and co-directed Sonnemann, as well as researched and co-developed When Two Worlds Collide. His involvement with this topical venture is an expression of his commitment to documentary journalism around social and environmental issues. This undertaking arises from an interest in the phenomena of tipping points the levels at which the force for change becomes unstoppable. He is focused in making films that combine social action campaigns.