Wed, Oct 21st Atlanta Premiere of Resistencia (Award-winning Documentary)
When a 21st century coup d’état ousts the only president they ever believed in, the farmers take over the plantations – With no plans to ever give them back!
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, ‘Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley’ follows 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.
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