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When Clouds Clear

Our next film will begin in Ecuador, one of Latin America's smallest, yet most diverse countries.  When Clouds Clear, an exciting film directed by Anne Slick and Danielle Bernstein, offers a wonderfully intimate portrait of Junin, Ecuador. 

This award winning documentary tells the story of Junin's radical resistance to a proposed copper mine that would level and destroy their way of life forever. Set in the isolated cloud forest of the Northern Andes mountains, the film is narrated by the founders and children of Junin, who depict how the village's daily life has been affected by the rich ore deposits that were discovered beneath their land. These once-peaceful farmers find themselves thrust into a dangerous world of corruption, murder and arson as they fight tenaciously to protect their land and families. Two mining companies are increasingly brazen in their attempts to infiltrate and control the area, and in response the community unites in resistance in order to survive.

Earlier Event: July 22
Andrés Godoy
Later Event: September 25
Suni Paz