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Resistencia : The Fight for the Aguan Valley

Jesse Freeston
Format
Online; Online Video; Video
Type
Documentary Films
Date
2015
Duration
1:31:40
Summary
In 2009, the first coup d'etat in a generation in Central America overthrows the elected president of Honduras. A nation-wide movement, known simply as The Resistance, rises in opposition. Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley centers on the most daring wing of the movement, the farmers of the Aguan. Not satisfied with just marching and blocking highways, 2000 landless families take possession of the palm oil plantations of Miguel Facusse, the country's largest landowner and a key player in the coup. The camera follows three farmers over four years as they build their new communities on occupied land, in the face of the regime's violent response, while waiting for the elections The Resistance hopes will restore the national democratic project.
Director
Jesse Freeston
Language
Spanish
Creoles and Pidgins, English-based (Other)
Notes
Camera, Jesse Freeston ; editor, Diego Briceño ; editor, Abraham Lifshitz ; music, Stefan Christoff.
Collection
Robertson Media Center Streaming Content
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The library may stream this digitized content to its students, staff, and faculty, as long as the content is password-protected and accessible only to students enrolled at the University of Virginia and to UVa faculty and staff. This license is valid in perpetuity, beginning October 13, 2016.