Filmscreening: Water for Life Filmscreening: Water for Life

12 July 2024, Berlin

Filmscreening: Water for Life

12 July 2024, 5:00 pm
European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
Zossener Str. 55-58 (Staircase D), 10961 Berlin

We invite you to join us at ECCHR for the film screening of Water for Life.

The film tells the story of three environmental defenders from Latin America: Berta Cáceres, a leader of the Lenca people in Honduras; Francisco Pineda, a subsistence farmer in El Salvador; and Alberto Curamil, an Indigenous Mapuche leader in Chile, all of whom refused to let government supported industry and transnational corporations take their water and redirect it to mining, hydroelectric projects or large scale agriculture. It is a story of courage and determination, betrayal and corruption, death threats and murder, and of unexpected victories in the countryside and in the courts. It is a story that asks how economic development can grow in harmony with environmental protections. Above all, Water For Life illuminates a growing recognition of Indigenous rights and a rising demand for corporate responsibility and environmental justice that’s being seen around the world. It is a story that begins and ends with water.

The screening will be accompanied by a conversation with Manuela Royo Letelier, Chilean human rights and nature defender and Andrea Pietrafesa, Legal Advisor at ECCHR, who has worked on the Alberto Curamil and Berta Cáceres cases in the past.


In Spanish and English with English subtitles.

Learn more about the film and the people behind the film here.


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