Beyond Fordlandia (Brazil, 75 min)
Directed by Marcos Colón
An environmental account ninety years after Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company’s’ attempt to establish rubber plantations on the Tapajós River, a primary tributary of the Amazon. The film further addresses the recent transition from failed rubber to successful soybean cultivation for export, and its implication for land usage, the impact on the Amazon and its people, and the insidious actions of corporations in defiance of court orders.
English & Portuguese w English subtitles
- Festival Screening: Saturday March 10th, 2018 approx. 9:41 pm
- Q&A: Featured players to immediately follow screening
- Cautionary Suggestion: Ages 12+