Documentary film: The Illusion of Abundance
Regie: Matthieu Lietaert & Erika Gonzalez Ramirez
The screening will be followed by a discussion with:
About the film:
Máxima, Berta and Carolina are Latina activists. They are fighting tirelessly against the brutal practices of multinationals against nature and indigenous peoples in Peru, Honduras and Brazil.
Máxima, who resisted forced eviction from her property near a gold mine in Peruvian Cajamarca, was severely beaten. Honduran journalist Berta Cáceres, who drew attention to the misconduct of developers in a giant hydroelectric project on the Honduran river Gualcarque, was murdered. Carolina, in turn, is trying to bring to justice the culprits behind the 272 human casualties of a catastrophic toxic waste dam breach in the traditional Brazilian mining region of Minas Gerais. The threads of all three cases converge in this investigative documentary into a global chain leading from Latin America through influential European banks to Asian buyers.