The Good Life (La Buena Vida)
Environmental Film Festival
Friday, 18 March 2016, 6:30 pm
George Washington University, The Documentary Center, Room B07, 805 21st Street NW (Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU, Farragut West)
German and Spanish with English subtitles
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Germany/Switzerland/Colombia, 2015, 97 min.; Director: Jenz Schanze; Producers: Jens Schanze and Frank Matter.
Washington, DC Premiere
Jairo Fuentes is the young leader of the community of Tamaquito, a village in the forests of northern Colombia. But the Wayúu community’s way of life is being destroyed by the El Cerrejón coal mine. This vast chasm extends for 700 square kilometers, making it the world’s largest open-cast coal mine. Every day, the pit gets deeper, gnawing away at the previously unspoiled landscape. Determined to save his community from the forced displacement, Jairo Fuentes sets out to negotiate with the mine’s operators.
Presented by the Documentary Center at George Washington University and the Goethe-Institut.
Arrive early as seating is limited. All films have English subtitles.
Presented as part of the 24th Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, taking place March 15 – 26, 2016. The festival offers fresh perspectives on issues around the world and is the leading showcase for environmental films in the United States.