“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.”
“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."
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."
Overthrown President Zelaya visits the occupied plantation to support the farmers.
Poster for Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley
The Resistance camped outside the National Congress.
Inspiring and accomplished journalist Félix Molina, who makes regular appearances in 'Resistencia', interviews the occupying farmers for his national radio program.
The walls of the capital city remind everyone of the upheaval in the countryside.
First-ever film screening on the occupied plantation of La Confianza.