Taking place over the course of one fraught day, Totém immerses the audience in the world of seven-year-old Sol, as her family prepares for the birthday party of her father, Tona, who is terminally ill. Far from the pristine, sanitized setting of Lila Avilés’ first film – the highly acclaimed 2018 The Chambermaid – Totém revels in the messy,...
Shady River (Río Turbio), named after the mining town in northwest Argentina in which it is set, explores the gendered space of the mine, giving voice to a collective of marginalised women and shedding light on the tragedies that haunt the town of Río Turbio.
The Guapinol Eight have been in detention for close to two years now, a situation denounced as illegal by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. ‘There is no legal basis for having detained the defenders and even less so for continuing to detain them’.
Munduruku people on the Tapajós tributary of the Amazon are engaged in a struggle for survival against the long-term effects of mercury poisoning from gold mining, a new influx of illegal miners and the Covid infection they bring with them.