Acceptance Speech of Father Marco Arana, Winner of the Cinema for Peace Human Rights Award

     |    Wednesday, der 23. February 2011

Father Marco Arana (pictured here with Bianca Jagger), the Catholic priest who supports indigenous Peruvians in protecting their eco-system in opposition to foreign mining companies, received the Cinema for Peace Human Rights Award. Arana and the surveillance operation and intimidation campaign mounted against him are the subjects of Stephanie Boyd’s (CHOROPAMPA, TAMBOGRANDE, co-directed with Ernesto 

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10 years back, June 2: Mercury accident hits Choropampa

     |    Wednesday, der 2. June 2010

“Long ago the Spanish used weapons to kill our ancestors and take our wealth. Now they only need to contaminate us and take our wealth from under our noses.”, Julia Carrasco, farmer, Choropampa   Dear friends, On June 2nd, 2000, a truck from South America’s largest gold mine spilled 151 kilograms of liquid mercury, contaminating three villages in Peru’s northern Andean mountains. The 

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The Filmmakers of TAMBOGRANDE

     |    Friday, der 6. November 2009

Ernesto Cabellos and Stephanie Boyd Ernesto Cabellos (Producer-Director) When Ernesto and a handful of aspiring young Peruvians founded the Production Company Guarango 13 years ago, Ernesto paid the bills by moonlighting as a taxidriver in Lima’s traffic-choked streets. Under the tutelage of award-winning Swiss filmmaker Stefan Kaspar, Ernesto began producing film and video shorts with 

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