4 DEGREES

When Two Worlds Collide

Year
2016
Country
Switzerland
Duration
100’
Directors
Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel

In this tense and immersive tour de force, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact. On the one side is President Alan Garcia, who, eager to enter the world stage, begins aggressively extracting oil, minerals, and gas from untouched indigenous Amazonian land. He is quickly met with fierce opposition from the indigenous leader Alberto Pizango, whose impassioned speeches against Garcia’s destructive actions prove a powerful rallying cry to his throngs of supporters. When Garcia continues to ignore their pleas, a tense war of words erupts into deadly violence.

CREW
Director: Heidi Brandenburg, Methew Orzel
Producer: Taira Akbar
Operator: Pierre Mennel
Editor: Carla Gutierrez
Sound: Valentino Vigniti
Production
Yachaywasi Films in association with Ford Foundation
Sales
The Film Sales Company, Andrew Herwitz, tel. 1.212.481.5020, andrew.herwitz@filmsalescorp.com
Awards
2016 – Best Film Audience Award at Zurich Film Festival; 2016 – World Cinema – Documentary Special Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival; 2016 – Best Documentary at Shanghai International Film Festival; 2016 – Special Mention for Political Commitment at Mumbai Film Festival; 2016 – Grand Jury Prize at Madrid International Documentary Film Festival; 2016 – Special Jury Prize at DMZ International Documentary Film Festival;
Director
Heidi Brandenburg

Heidi Brandenburg is a passionate observer of human nature and our environment. She co-founded Yachaywasi Films to explore social and environmental issues and challenge audiences to rethink preconceptions. Brandenburg graduated with honours from the University of Wales. Born in Paraguay and raised in Peru and Germany, she now lives in Washington, DC.

Filmography

Selected: When Two Worlds Collide (2016)

Director
Mathew Orzel

Mathew Orzel is a documentary director and visual artist whose work focuses on the complexities of human relationships. He worked as a sound designer, editor, and director in short film before co-founding Yachaywasi Films with the goal of representing social justice and environmental issues. Orzel graduated with honours in visual communication from the University of Wales.

Filmography

Selected: When Two Worlds Collide (2016)

Red Hall
Cinema House
vul. Saksahanskoho, 6
Q&A with director
By tickets
Saturday
25 March 2017
19:00
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
ThuleTuvalu
4 DEGREES
ThuleTuvalu
Year
2014
Country
Switzerland
Director
Matthias von Gunten
Duration
96
4 DEGREES
Behemoth
4 DEGREES
Behemoth
Year
2015
Country
UK
Director
Liang Zhao
Duration
95
4 DEGREES
The Yes Men Are Revolting
4 DEGREES
The Yes Men Are Revolting
Year
2014
Country
USA
Directors
Laura Nix, The Yes Men
Duration
91
4 DEGREES
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
4 DEGREES
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
Year
2014
Country
USA
Directors
Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn
Duration
75
4 DEGREES