Boulder International Film Festival: Maxima

06mar2:45 pm4:45 pmBoulder International Film Festival: Maxima

Event Details

Illiterate Peruvian farmer Máxima Acuña didn’t become an activist until the huge American Newmont Mining Corporation began terrorizing her and her family to scare them off their land—which they had farmed for a hundred generations. Since 2011, Máxima and her family have put up with physical violence, legal threats, constant surveillance from local authorities and Newmont hired guns. Through it all, she refuses to yield or sell out, and then does the unthinkable: she takes them to court. Máxima Acuña fights to protect the high Andes and the indigenous people from permanent environmental destruction by American hands. Executive produced by Lesley Chilcott (An Inconvenient Truth)