By the Name of Tania
The Amazon flows lazily through the goldmine-gashed landscape of northern Peru. Using eyewitness accounts, the film tells the story of a young woman who is forced into prostitution when her initial attempts to escape the stifling limitations of village life go wrong. Step by step, she is robbed of her moral and physical integrity. The film reconstitutes a space of dignity, and brings a voice and identity to that which had been rendered nameless. With its powerful imagery, the girl’s traumatic odyssey embodies the horrific devastation visited upon the natural world by contemporary industrial society.