Daughter of the Lake blends the political and the spiritual, beautifully depicting the humanity at the heart of these land rights cases.
Join the Scarborough Action Group for a screening of “Daughter of the Lake”. This moving documentary moving land rights documentary follows three groups of women impacted by the effects of mining.
“At the height of the Peruvian gold rush, Nelida, an Andean woman able to communicate with water spirits, uses her powers to prevent a mining corporation from destroying the body of water she considers her mother. A gold deposit valued at billions of dollars lies just beneath Nelida’s lakes and leads farmers and Latin America’s biggest gold producer into conflict.”
The film also features Máxima Acuña, Amnesty International WA’s priority Write for Rights case. Máxima Acuña is in a legal battle with Yanacocha, one of the world’s biggest gold and copper mines, over the ownership of her land. Police have attacked her family, including beating her children and damaging her house. On several occasions, Yanacocha’s own armed security guards even destroyed her crops.
This event is part of Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign.
The event will include light refreshments.