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!
After being shown at festivals worldwide and broadcast across Latin America on teleSUR, the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement-Campus Organizing of GSU is excited to bring this groundbreaking documentary on resistance to the 2009 Honduran coup d’état to Atlanta. Montreal-based filmmaker Jesse Freeston will be with us to lead a post-film discussion.
“A film illustrating both the urgency and possible beauty of struggles for justice taking place in our era.” – Stefan …Christoff, Free City Radio
“Freeston’s extensive footage from post-coup Aguán transmits the collective excitement that comes with reclaiming the right to a dignified existence.” – Belén Fernández, Warscapes
For more reviews see: resistenciathefilm.com/reviews
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.
Wed, Oct 21st, 7pm
Georgia State University
38 Peachtree Center Avenue 30303
Rm. 1081 Langdale Hall
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