Film screening and Q&A: Resistencia
Justice and Peace Netherlands and the Amnesty International Committee are excited to invite you to join us for a screening of the documentary film 'Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley' at our documentary night on 15 November 2016 at Het Nutshuis. The documentary screening is followed by a Q&A with Tomy, a human rights defenders from Honduras.
THE FILM: June 28th 2009, the first coup d'état in a generation in Central America overthrows the elected president of Honduras. A nationwide resistance movement is born, which takes inspiration from the daring act of the farmers of the Aguan Valley to take over 10,000 acres of palm oil plantations claimed by the country's largest landowner, and a key player in the coup. Filmed over four years beginning with the coup itself, follows one hilarious and insightful journalist and three key members of the farmers' resistance as they convert the plantations into a workers co-op and agitate for a more democratic state, all while trying to survive the violent reaction of the landlord and the coup regime.