What: Catch OLAS’ last film screening! “Bajo suelos ricos” / “Under Rich Earth”. In a remote mountain valley in Ecuador, coffee and sugarcane farmers face the dismal prospect of being forced off their land to make way for a mining project. Unprotected by the police and ignored by their government, they prepare to face down the invaders on their own. Their resistance ultimately leads to a remarkable and dangerous stand off between farmers and a band of armed paramilitaries deep in the cloud forest. In a world dominated by news of massacres and terrorism, Under Rich Earth is a surprising and poignant tale of hope and determination.
Information about the film can be found on the following website: http://underrichearth.ryecinema.com/
Where: 8pm in Hamilton 702