Film Screening: Resistencia - the fight for the Aguan Valley

Saturday, September 19, 2015 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Resistencia - the fight for the Aguan Valley

Film Screening of "Resistencia: The fight for the Aguan Valley"

Resistencia tells the story of

FNRP in front of congress
campesinos in the Aguan Valley of Honduras and their response to the 2009 military coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya on the eve of an election that would have included a vote on whether or not to re-write the constitution. One of the many groups that stood to gain from a democratically elected government and new constitution was the country's hundreds of thousands of landless farmers, who planned to enshrine their right to soil in the new constitution.

The film follows farmers of the fertile Aguan Valley, who responded to the coup by taking over 10,000 acres of palm oil plantations under illegal control of the most powerful man in the country, Miguel Facussé. The farmers established co-ops on the land in the face of horrifically violent responses from Facussé and his paramilitary security guards. The film follows this story, and profiles some of the leaders who have resisted this violence and continued to fight for their right to land, safety, security and peace.

Jesse Freeston filming
Join us for a screening of the film followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Jesse Freeston, that will be led by PACS students.

Watch the film trailer:

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Great Hall (1111), Conrad Grebel University College

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