A film by Jesse Freeston
In 2009, a military coup d’état overthrows the government of Honduras on the day of a controversial constitutional referendum. The coup is supported by the country’s largest and richest landowner. In protest, the farmers of the Aguan Valley take over several of his palm oil plantations and an unprecedented nation-wide movement against the oppressive new regime is born.
The film follows the farmer’s resistance over the course of four years as they build their new communities on occupied land, fight for their survival and demand a more democratic state.
Format: one-off documentary | 91 min & 52 min | Spanish, English and French versions
Director and Producer: Jesse Freeston | Co-producers: Giulia Frati & Diego Briceño (Makila) | Partner : Telesur
Looking for: International acquisitions and festivals