Following on from the time we have shared with Delfin Payaguaje this week – where we were learned about the real and horrific impacts of oil contamination in his community – we will show Blood of the Amazon this Thursday. Hopefully this is a way for us to inform ourselves further and to act on the issues that have touched us.
Native Spirit Foundation
with the support of SOAS Student Union presents…
13 MOONS SCREENINGS @ SOAS University
Indigenous Films Every FULL MOON
Blood of the Amazon
Blood of the Amazon is a new documentary by Nicola Peel, an environmental activist and film-maker who has spent time in Amazonian Ecuador looking at environmental damage at the hands of oil companies. The film looks at the fallout of oil activities in the Amazon and the impact on the forest and the indigenous people who live there. It follows the largest environmental lawsuit in history (Chevron-Texaco case) and looks at an innovative solution to the pollution – the Yasuni proposal, an initiative to leave the oil in the ground.
The film will be followed by a Q&A session with the director and a presentation of some innovative solutions to the problem of pollution and oil contamination
Thursday 10th November 2011@ SOAS University
7pm – ROOM: G2
Entry Suggested Donation £5
SOAS – School of Oriental and African Studies,
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4995