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Invisible Frontier
(Original title: Frontera Invisible)
Argentina/Belgium, 2016, 28 minutes

Directed by: Nico Muzi, Nicolas Richat
Producer: Mihai Stoica


Synopsis:
"Frontera Invisible" is the true story of communities trapped in the middle of the world’s longest war, in which Big Business’ rush for palm oil to produce ‘green’ fuel has displaced peasant farmers and indigenous people, destroyed natural habitats and concentrated land in the hands of ‘the rich’.
A fine blend of environmental documentary and social research through victims’ testimonials, "Frontera Invisible" gives a voice to the local communities that fight hard to recuperate their land while exposing the major pitfalls of the biofuels policy.

About the producer:
Mihai Stoica is a Romanian freelance photo and video journalist with a bachelor in Communication Sciences and master studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology. His media work involves investigating and documenting social and environmental issues for mass-media and NGOs in Romania and internationally. Since 2007, Mihai has featured stories about the socio-environmental effects of coal and gold mining in Romania, palm oil expansion in Colombia and climate negotiations in Denmark, among others. In 2013, he also started working as an environmental campaigner and researcher on sustainable transport and bioenergy issues with 2Celsius – an environmental NGO that he helped co-found back in 2010 – which focuses on climate change related policies, media production and non-formal education.

Official website: http://www.fronterainvisible.com/

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