The Bozeman Doc Series presents a special event co-hosted by the Montana Wilderness Association on Sunday, Oct. 23. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a reception in the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture lobby featuring food and drink from the Emerson Grill.
The screening begins at 6:30 p.m. with the short documentary “Our Last Refuge,” followed by the Montana premiere of the Sundance Special Jury Prize-winning documentary, “When Two Worlds Collide.”
“When Two Worlds Collide” brings audiences directly into the line of fire between two powerful, opposing Peruvian factions who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact.
On one side is President Alan Garcia and the Peruvian government who begin aggressively extracting oil, minerals and gas from untouched indigenous Amazonian land. He is met with fierce opposition from the indigenous people living in the Amazon jungle, led by Alberto Pizango, whose impassioned speeches against Garcia’s actions become a rallying cry.
Created by first-time feature documentary filmmakers Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel, “When Two Worlds Collide” exposes a titanic clash between a government hungry for economic legitimacy and a people desperate to protect an ancient land from ruin.
“Our Last Refuge,” by Bozeman-based director Daniel Glick, tells the story of the Badger-Two Medicine, the sacred homeland of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, and the decades-long struggle to protect it from oil and gas exploration. The film includes voices from all sides of the struggle—Blackfeet elders, local conservationists, and the law firm pushing for oil exploration.
Together, they chronicle the epic saga of this unique landscape and the current controversy, the outcome of which could determine the fate of sensitive and sacred lands nationwide. “Our Last Refuge” is the first in-depth telling of this story at a moment when the stakes are at their highest. Glick will be in attendance to introduce the film.
Tickets are available at the door, and at Cactus Records and Movie Lovers. Visit bozemandocseries.org for more information or to purchase tickets online.