Daughter of the Lake (Hija de la Laguna)

Ernesto Cabellos/2015/52 min/People-Culture

SPANISH SOUNDTRACK WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. 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. Learn more at Hija de la Lajuna

Saturday, March 4, 12-2 p.m. [Pilsen]
Lincoln United Methodist Church, 2242 S. Damen Ave., Chicago

We invite you to stay for a dynamic and inspiring post-film Q&A with David Bender, Community Organizer, American Indian Center of Chicago; Rubén Panchas, Founder and Performer of Peruvian Folk Dance Company; Tulsa, Fair Trade small business; Amara, International Indigenous Youth Council, Chicago; and Jessica Fujan, Midwest Director, Food+Water Watch.

Learn about the high impact work being done by these organizations and GET INVOLVED to MAKE A DIFFERENCE. We will be presenting a special short performance and a symbolic water ceremony by the founders of Peruvian Folk Dance Company.

Refreshments will be served.

Note: Some images showing in the film may be strong for sensitive viewers.