DocuLatino Film Festival 2018

woensdag, 24 oktober, 2018 - 19:30 tot donderdag, 8 november, 2018 - 21:30

For the 10th year in a row Catapa organises the DocuLatino Film Festival, this time in Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels and Leuven. With our three documentaries we will present as well as discuss the issues around the extraction of natural resources and their impact on the local communities in Latin-America. This year we’ll also cover a mining project in Greece.
We hope to welcome you on the screenings and hear your opinion in the discussion afterwards!

Subtitles and after discussion will be in English.




- Wednesday 24/10 19h30: Caminando por el agua
- Thurday 25/10 19h30: Yaigojé Apaporis: El Corazón de la Tierra - With speaker Renzo Garcia!
- Monday 29/10 19h30: El Dorado - With speaker Nikoleta Drekou!

24/10 & 25/10: Trafiek - 
/*-->*/ Haspelstraat 37/A, 9000 Gent

29/10: Buurthuis Brugse Poort - Kokerstraat 36



- Monday 29/10 19h30: Yaigojé Apaporis: El Corazón de la Tierra
- Tuesday 30/10: 19h30 El Dorado - With speaker Nikoleta Drekou!
- Wednesday 31/10 19h30: Caminando por el agua

Location: Pianofabriek Gemeenschapscentrum

Fortstraat 35, 1060 Saint-Gilles



- Wednesday 31/10 19h30: El Dorado - With speaker Nikoleta Drekou!
- Monday 05/11 19h30: Caminando por el agua
- Wednesday 07/11 19h30: Yaigojé Apaporis: El Corazón de la Tierra

Location: Andreas Vesaliusstraat 34, 3000 Leuven



- Tuesday 06/11 19h30: Yaigojé Apaporis (Corazón de la Tierra)
- Wednesday 07/11 19h30: El Dorado
- Thursday 08/11 19h30: Caminando por el agua

Location: Mundana Antwerpen

Paardenmarkt 74, 2000 Antwerp


Nikoleta Drekou

On 29/10 (Ghent), 30/10 (Brussels) and 31/10 (Leuven) we welcome Nikoleta Drekou from Halkidiki, Greece who is currently finishing her studies in the Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies. She is a member of one of the committees against the mining in Skouries: the committee against gold mining of Poligiros. It is part of the movement struggle against gold mining of Halkidiki.

Renzo Garcia

On 25/10 we welcome Renzo Garcia to Doculatino to talk about mining in Colombia. Renzo is a Biologist, Master in Territory, Conflict and Culture, Vice President of the Association of Biologists of the University of Tolima. He is the Co-Found of the Environmental Committee in Defense of Life, the Network of Environmental Committees of Tolima and the National Environmental Movement.
He believes the current world demands greater commitment with present and future generations. Together we can contribute to the construction of a planetary society with social and environmental justice. He is committed to social change at the grassroots level and defending the communal natural assets from Mother Earth, buen vivir (good living) and the construction of peace with social and environmental justice.

The films


Over the last 50 years, access to water has been made exceedingly difficult for the local population of Poopó de Oruro. The mining industry settled right between the fields of the locals. Uncontrollably discarding its toxic waste in the rivers that run through and irrigate the soils of the region.
It are the women of this region that experience the contamination the most, since it is them who must supply their families. The documentary follows Virginia, Petrona, Hilaria, Adela, and Fabiana through their struggle to get water. It presents the resistance and reality in which this group of women live and how they act in search of water and justice.


Produced by the Gaia Amazonas Foundation in a region in Colombia; a region defined not only as a indigenous reserve, but also a natural park. The documentary depicts a journey through the shamanistic and cultural tradition of the ethnic groups that inhabit the region. It shows the work that these people do today to conserve and manage their territories in a sustainable way and in accordance with their traditions.


El Dorado is a documentary film about the civic struggle against environmental destruction through high-risk gold mining at Europe’s largest mining project.
With a unique access to long-term residents and extensive archive material, the film tells the stories of activists criminalized for their opposition to the mining project and documents the high price of gold for the environment and human rights in Greece.