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Maxima (2019)




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From Executive Producer Lesley Chilcott (An Inconvenient Truth) and director Claudia Sparrow comes the incredible true story of an illiterate Peruvian farmer (Máxima Acuña) who stood up to one of the largest gold-mining companies in the world and triumphed. MAXIMA tracks the journey from the Peruvian Andes all the way through the Peruvian Supreme Court to the door of the World Bank in Washington D.C. as Máxima Acuña fights for justice and to protect the land, the water supply and the indigenous people from environmental destruction at American hands.


Critic Reviews for Maxima

All Critics (7)

Overall, Maxima is a really educational and informational look into the truth behind big mining as experienced through one strong-willed indigenous woman.

March 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Sparrow ... has chosen her subject wisely, in cinematic terms.

February 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Maxima serves its subject well and tells her story with facts and footage to back up her statements.

January 27, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Maxima is a powerful story of resiliency, a finely crafted documentary that thoroughly explains the stakes at hand from both a political and a human perspective.

January 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Maxima might be said to not so much elevate [Maxima Acuña] to a martyr as reduce her to one. Wanting for its subject's passion, it's filmmaking as dry as those desiccated mines.

May 2, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Director Sparrow stays unflinchingly focused on the struggle between the two sides, ratcheting up suspense over a tight run time.

April 26, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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