The University of Iowa

Environmental campaign in Amazon region is explored in film screening Dec. 1

November 18th, 2010

The UI Center for Human Rights (UICHR) will present a screening of the film “Owners of the Water: Conflict and Collaboration Over Rivers” Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in 1505 Seamans Center for Engineering Arts and Sciences. This event is free and open to the public.

The film is a unique collaboration between two native Amazonian filmmakers and Laura Graham, an associate professor of anthropology in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It explores an indigenous campaign to protect a river from the devastating effects of uncontrolled Amazonian soy cultivation.

Following the screening will be a Q&A session with Graham.

This event is part of the “Careers for Change” series, a UICHR lecture series designed to bring in activists and professionals from varying fields of social justice and human rights work.

The UI Center for Human Rights is part of UI International Programs. For more information, visit or contact Kelsey Kramer at or 319-384-2208.