When Two Worlds Collide

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In this tense and immersive tour de force, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact. On the one side is President Alan Garcia, who, eager to enter the world stage, begins aggressively extracting oil, minerals, and gas from untouched indigenous Amazonian land. He is quickly met with fierce opposition from indigenous leader Alberto Pizango, whose impassioned speeches against Garcia's destructive actions prove a powerful rallying cry to throngs of his supporters. When Garcia continues to ignore their pleas, a tense war of words erupts into deadly violence.

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Critic Reviews for When Two Worlds Collide

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (1)

  • "When Two Worlds Collide" has a breathless urgency to it, even if its structuring of events feels a bit ramshackle, and the directness of its environmental warnings feel no different than a thousand other message docs.

    Sep 16, 2016 | Full Review…
  • A strikingly present documentary debut that traces how the friction between a government and its people can metastasize into a dangerous state of insurgency.

    Aug 18, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • The importance of the issues is what carries the film along.

    Aug 18, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • When Two Worlds Collide employs a variety of styles and approaches to construct a single gripping narrative.

    Aug 17, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Noel Murray

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  • Brandenburg and Orzel's film is only boilerplate in the kickoff scenes. Otherwise it makes the fight local and personal.

    Aug 17, 2016 | Full Review…
  • A dutiful, and ultimately pedestrian, documentary. There is something evasive about it as well.

    Aug 16, 2016 | Full Review…

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