DocuLatino: Máxima

Directed by Claudia Sparrow (Peru, 2019)

Part of the Spring 2021 DocuLatino Series

March 14, 2021



Máxima tells the incredible story of 2016 environmental Goldman Prize winner Máxima Acuña and her family, who own a small, remote plot in the Peruvian Highlands. The Acuñas rely solely on the environment for their livelihood, but their land sits directly in the path of a multi-billion-dollar project run by one of the world’s largest gold-mining corporations. Faced with intimidation, violence, and criminal prosecution, the film follows Maxima’s tireless fight for justice, taking her from the Peruvian Supreme Court to the doors of the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Máxima sings of her love of the land in the face of widespread oppression of indigenous people and relentless attempts to destroy environmental resources that the world relies on. 88 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

“Our dignity has no price.”- Máxima Acuña, Máxima.