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Cry of the Andes

Canada, 2010

<strong>Directors</strong>: Carmen Henríquez and Denis Paquette<br><strong>Producers</strong>: Carmen Henríquez and Denis Paquette<br><strong>Cinematographer</strong>: Denis Paquette<br><strong>Editor</strong>: Carmen Henríquez

A fight for water - the thirst for gold. Journey to the heart of the Andes Mountains where ‘Pascua Lama’ is poised to become the world’s largest open pit mine. However, for the indigenous people and farmers living in the valley below, Pascua Lama threatens their only source of water in one of the driest places on earth. In a war between corporate and social values two men are leading a fight to defend their river and way of life. Now, one election will ultimately determine the fate of their valley and the true price of gold. From its opening on the streets of Toronto, Cry of the Andes takes you south to Chile’s Huasco Valley for a character-driven story about greed and social justice – a cautionary tale about the environment that resonates in multiple industries around the world.

Una pelea por agua; la sed por el oro. Un viaje al corazón de los Andes, donde “Pascua Lama” se vislumbra con ser la mina abierta mas grande del mundo. A pesar de esto, para los pueblos indígenas y los granjeros que viven en ese valle, Pascua Lama es una amenaza para su único recurso de agua fresca en uno de los lugares mas secos del mundo. En una Guerra entre la corporación y los valores sociales, dos hombres están guiando una lucha para defender su valle y su forma de vivir. Ahora, una elección definirá el verdadero precio del oro. Desde el inicio en las calles de Toronto, “Cry of the Andes” se sumerge en el Valle Huasco en el norte de Chile, en una historia de injusticia social y ambiciones, llamando a tomar precauciones acerca del medio ambiente, que resuena en múltiples industrias alrededor del mundo.

7:00 pm|Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University (GCA)
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Denis Paquette and Carmen Henriquez have produced, directed, shot and edited over forty hours of documentary, series and multimedia content internationally. As co-principals of Vancouver-based Real- World Media Inc. and RealWorld Films Inc., Carmen and Denis’ filmmaking interests are focused on themes of social, economic and environmental justice. Graduates of the acclaimed Vancouver Film School, Carmen and Denis forged a hands-on creative partnership that spans two decades. Twenty Years of Silence, an intimate portrait of Carmen’s family growing up under Chile’s military dictatorship, was the filmmakers’ first documentary in South America.