“Film screening of "Resistencia" followed by skype conversation with filmmaker, Jesse Freeston and award-winning Honduran radio journalist, Felix Molina.
By donation but we won't turn anybody down!! (Donations will be used to cover venue costs and to support the filmmaker).” - FILMS FOR THOUGHT
More on the film: http://resistenciathefilm.com/welcome-to-the-aguan
It is June 28th, 2009. The people of Honduras are preparing to vote in their country's first-ever referendum. However, instead of waking up to ballot boxes they rise to find their streets full of soldiers. The first coup d'état in Central America in three decades. An unprecedented nationwide resistance movement is born, known simply as La Resistencia.
Without question, the most daring arm of the movement is that of the farmers of the Aguan Valley. With the president that promised to help them get their land back overthrown, they decide to take control of their own destiny. In a matter of minutes they seize control over 10,000 acres of palm oil plantations belonging to the country's most powerful landowner. Located on some of the most fertile land in all of Central America, the farmers announce that they have no plans of ever giving the plantations back.