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
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.
Wednesday, November 11
7:00 PM [EAT] – Start watching the film
8:30 PM [EAT] – Join us for a live Q&A with Filmmaker Claudia Sparrow, Deputy Director of FEMNET Mwanahamisi Singano & senior researcher on women and land with the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu. Register here!
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