Saturday, Dec 7 @7pm
617 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Join us for the Calgary premiere of The Condor & The Eagle (2019, 60 min.) followed by a Q&A with film protagonist, Bryan Parras. Stay around for the post-screening performance by Matthew Cardinal.
The Condor & The Eagle is a timely film following Indigenous leaders throughout the Americas engaged in critical actions to preserve their territories from environmental devastation.
As the Amazon rain-forest burns uncontrollably for many weeks, UN climate scientists are predicting unprecedented global catastrophe. The Condor & The Eagle features Indigenous leaders, from the global North and the global South, deploying an unparalleled joint and coordinated global response. The film embarks on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Boreal Forest to the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America, in effect deepening the meaning and importance of Climate Justice.
The Condor & The Eagle offers an intimate glimpse into a developing spiritual renaissance. The film’s four protagonists learn from one another’s legacies of resistance to colonialism’s extractive economies. Their path through the jungle takes them on an unexpectedly challenging and liberating journey, which will forever change their attachment to the Earth and to one another.
Co-presented with Riel Manywounds, Ora Cogan, Indigenous Resilience in Music, and TRUCK Contemporary Art.