In 2009, the first coup d'├ętat in a generation in Central America overthrows the elected president of Honduras. A nationwide resistance movement is born, which takes inspiration in the daring decision by the farmers of the Aguan Valley to take over several palm oil plantations belonging to the country's largest landowner. 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 build up their new communities on occupied land and agitate for a more democratic state, all while trying to survive the violent reaction of the landlord and the coup regime.