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When Two Worlds Collide- help fund the film 07.11.10

Yachaywasi Films, from Lima, Peru are looking for micro support for their latest film ’When Two Worlds Collide’. The film itself is a contemporary apocalyptic story of a man, of a people, and of the fate of one of our planet’s most valuable natural resources, the Amazonian Rainforest. Contributions start at a mere $5.

When Two Worlds Collide (trailer) from Yachaywasi Films on Vimeo.

When Two Worlds Collide is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of When Two Worlds Collide are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Against the backdrop of global recession and climate crisis, When Two Worlds Collide traces the heroic journey of a young indigenous leader. Forced into exile for resisting the sale and commercial exploitation of Amazonian lands, Alberto Pizango’s efforts shed new light on the ferocious battle for the world’s most precious natural resources. Falsely accused of insurrection and sedition by the Peruvian Government, he faces 20-years in prison.

After almost a year in exile, Pizango returns to Peru to face trial and discovers himself nominated for presidential candidacy. In the April 2011 elections, he will run as the first Amazonian candidate in history. This feature-length documentary follows the Amazonians in their quest against all odds to save the rainforest and campaign to elect their leader as president of Peru. This extraordinary story reveals the human side of an apocalyptic battle of conflicting visions and political wills working to shape the future of the Amazon’s ecosystem and our world.

THE URGENCY! Amazonian Runs for President To Save the Rainforest! Historic events are unfolding as you read! After much speculation, Pizango has made public his bid to become the first Indigenous Amazonian to run for Presidency in Peruvian history after leaders of more than 1,000 indigenous communities supported his candidacy. We have been given exclusive access to film the inside story of this movement for change. We are also the only media of any kind with such an intimate relationship and the capacity to really catch history in the making.

With your help, we can follow the outreach campaign to all parts of Peru. It will embrace the indigenous Andean mountain communities, Rainforest tribes, and the rural peasantry, along with urban Peru.

Leading up to elections taking place next year in April 2011, it is crucial for us to film Pizango as he prepares for and faces trial; and to illuminate the big push for change. The Amazonian’s say their voices will only be heard if they enter the world of politics and work alongside government officials. In this phase of production we want to capture contrasting and diverse opinions and interpretations from the public about the Amazonian’s quest, as events unfold.


Despite a chorus of warnings from climatologists who say that we are swiftly approaching irreversible climate change, tropical deforestation is responsible for about one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions - more than all the cars, trucks, planes, boats and trains in the world combined.

The Amazon Rainforest provides us 20% of the oxygen we breathe, yet over 70% of the Peruvian Amazon is in the hands of international investors alone causing colossal deforestation! This massive land seizure, which generates significant dividends for domestic and international corporations, has a direct impact on the livelihoods’ of indigenous peoples’ - the guardians of these lands.

We sought connection with the Amazonians, because they have shown themselves to be at the forefront of fighting climate change by conserving the global ecosystems, which feed life-giving cycles. We identify with the bio-diversity and climate science that says ‘without Rainforests, human beings worldwide will not have life as we now know it.’ Protect the indigenous interests and you protect the rainforest. To halt the ruin of our global oxygen cycle, the Amazonian voices must be heard. Help us vocalize their needs and the needs of the world.


When Two Worlds Collide is an independent feature length documentary film currently in production. While we wait to hear back from funders for completion funding -expected in March 2011 - we are seeking bridging production funds to help us create this compelling documentary, which continues to manifest itself in surprising and unexpected ways. With your help via Indiegogo we won’t miss any of the imminent developments and events ahead. We wish to bring to the world one of the most important climate change and human rights narratives of our time.

GET INVOLVED: Become Part of the Production!

Join us and be part of the making of a one-of-a-kind documentary project. You will help the keepers of the Amazon make their vital struggle visible internationally. But this costs money! We are striving to be as economically prudent as possible with our grassroots campaign. We believe strongly in this project and are pouring every ounce of our professional and creative energies into it. We invite you to join this quest: a journey to save the sovereignty of phenomenal biodiversity, ancient tribes and the human way of life. Here is how you can contribute to help make this film a reality! .

1) Post ourIndieGoGo page on Facebook/blogs/websites and donate to the project if you can (any contribution will help towards reaching our goal). Encourage your friends to do the same.

2) ’Like’ our When Two Worlds Collide fanpage on Facebook.

3)Get When Two Worlds Collide featured on the main page of Indiegogo: click the ’feature it!’ link that appears below the VIP Perks section in pink to the right of where you are reading now. Once the ’feature it!’ link is clicked a window appears. Insert a short message showing your interest and support for the project, press submit!

4) Do you know anyone that would like to write about When Two Worlds Collide via blogs/websites or other media platforms? Please let us know so we can contact them.

What will your support do?

Your generous donations will be used to help film imminent events and enable us to keep up with additional characters vitally needed to tell this story.

The funds will cover: 

- Extensive travel costs (including shoots within the Amazonian Rainforest and Lima)

- Equipment and additional crewmembers hire (sound man, editor etc.)

- A modest living stipend for the crew during production.

We thank you in advance for your donation. Please spread the word to your friends, family, or colleagues even if you can’t make a pledge! Please visit our blog to see the growing and well-established foundations and supporters we currently have on board. If you have any questions at all, please ask and you can find out more on our website.

Peter Shield

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