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Maxima – 4:30PM

February 22 @ 4:30 pm


Saturday, February 22, 2020 – 4:30 pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie


Director: Claudia Sparrow
With: Máxima Acuña, Mirtha Vasquez, Maryum Jordan
Documentary, 14A for mature content, 88 minutes, Language: Spanish with English subtitles (USA)


“Director Sparrow stays unflinchingly focused on the struggle between the two sides, ratcheting up suspense over a tight run time.” – Chaka V. Grier, NOW Toronto


“Sparrow never takes her eyes off Máxima’s tremendous story. It’s the right choice.” – Andrew Parker, The Gate


A multi-billion dollar corporation meets their match in a fearless Indigenous woman who remains uncowed after years of violent intimidation. 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.



AWARDS: 5 Wins, 1 Nomination

Winner, Audience Award, Best Documentary, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2019
Winner, Audience Award, Best National Film, Lima Latin American Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Audience Award, Patagonia ECO Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Best Film, Patagonia ECO Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Jury Award, Honorable Mention, Woodstock Film Festival, 2019
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary Feature, Slamdance Film Festival, 2020



Tickets are available online By Clicking Here, or at the Uptown Theatre during the festival (Feb 20-23, 2020). Box office opens 1 hour before showtime.

Reel Stories is sponsored by Busch Systems, Digital Giants, Michael & Marion’s, Netgain, Plumbtech Plumbing, Stewart Esten LLP, Ingrid and John Van Der Marel.



February 22
4:30 pm


Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre
55 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A3 Canada
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