Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley

  • Belén Fernández Jul 13, 2015

    In Resistencia, Freeston’s extensive footage from post-coup Aguán transmits the collective excitement that comes with reclaiming the right to a dignified existence.”

  • David Swanson Jun 24, 2015

    “The tears and the eloquence of the people affected must be watched; I cannot tell them to you.”

    “And the people in the country go right on taking back more of their land and reclaiming it as a source of life rather than death. These people need no aid. They need simply to be allowed to live.”

  • Laura Flanders Oct 6, 2015

    "A powerful look at popular resistance that's not been reported in the US media."

  • Adrian Mack Mar 18, 2015

    “You could say on December 8, 2009 that these farmers who made up the movements were some of the least powerful people in the world. They had no land; they had no work that they could count on; they were in a forgotten valley of a forgotten country. And then, on December 9, they’re holding all the cards. They were able to transform their reality."

  • Tim Macaluso Oct 1, 2015

    In one of the most powerful scenes in the film, Freeston talks to Blanca Espinoza, who is the first woman in the Aguan Valley to lead a land-reclamation effort. A defiant Espinoza says "I'm fighting so my kids never call me a coward who didn't even leave them a place to live."

  • Stefan Christoff Feb 16, 2015

    "A film that speaks truth to power, projecting the front-line struggles of communities in Honduras fighting back, illustrating both the urgency and possible beauty of struggles for justice taking place in our era."

  • Jennifer Avila Nov 1, 2014

    "Freeston estuvo en los lugares precisos para captar la brutalidad...sin embargo, también nos muestra esos triunfos que los campesinos y campesinas han obtenido a pesar de los obstáculos."

  • Chris Cook Jul 5, 2015

    “Slickly made...a resounding shout out to the campesino in all of us to bring our attention back to the fields and the people of the land."