6.30pm – 10.30pm | Thursday 24 October | Cinema Nova & The Shaw Davey Slum
BOOK NOW FOR THE EFFA 2019 OPENING NIGHT
Join us for a screening of the award-winning Máxima at Cinema Nova, followed by a great night of drinks, canapés and dancing, marking the official opening of EFFA 2019!
Following the film, opening night celebrations will be held at The Shaw Davey Slum, 171-175 Elgin St, Carlton – just three minutes’ walk from Cinema Nova.
Tickets: $45 + booking fee
Includes party, drinks and canapes (V, VG)
ABOUT THE FILM
Claudia Sparrow | United States | 2019 | 88 minutes | Spanish language with English subtitles
Winner – Hot Docs Audience Award 2019
An unassuming grandmother from the Peruvian Andes may be an unlikely candidate for an internationally-renowned political activist. Yet when the world’s largest gold producer claims her land as their own, Máxima Acuña finds herself fighting all the way to Washington DC to protect her land, water supply and people.
Spanning seven years, this inspirational portrait of a reluctant hero offers a unique insight into the David and Goliath struggle between Máxima and the American Newmont Mining Corporation, as it wagers an unrelenting and brutal campaign against Máxima and her family, as they fight for their human rights.
From the makers of An Inconvenient Truth, Director Claudia Sparrow and Executive Producer Lesley Chilcott, this gripping documentary illustrates that with willpower and courage, one person truly can make a world of difference.
This film will screen with a short film made by 3000acres thanks to EFFA's Community Storytelling Project, made possible with the support of Bank Australia.
Thanks to all EFFA 2019 partners for their generous supporting in making this year’s festival possible, including major partner, Bank Australia, government partner, City of Darebin, and supporting partner Monash University.