A MODERN DAY POCAHONTAS

SYNOPSIS  

Corporations are the new conquistadors in today's battle for indigenous land. Can a modern day Pocahontas mediate between our drive to exploit resources and our passion to protect them? 

The young actress Q’orianka Kilcher, who played Pocahontas, the mediator between two disparate worlds in the Hollywood movie The New World, along with her unconventional activist mother, Saskia Kilcher, are concerned about the loss of Amazonian lands and are willing to take disruptive measures to save it.

Indigenous environmental defenders protest in Bagua, Peru leaving 33 dead  in 2009.

Indigenous environmental defenders protest in Bagua, Peru leaving 33 dead  in 2009.

Q'orianka Kilcher plays the mediating role of Pocahontas in Terence Malick's The New World.

Q'orianka Kilcher plays the mediating role of Pocahontas in Terence Malick's The New World.

Oil spills in the Amazon polluting rivers and tributaries.

Oil spills in the Amazon polluting rivers and tributaries.

Q'orianka Kilcher chains herself to The White House in protest of Peruvian president's visit.

Q'orianka Kilcher chains herself to The White House in protest of Peruvian president's visit.