This is a free film screening at La Pena. Documentary film screening and post-film discussion with Food First Research Coordinator Tanya Kerssen and Food First Executive Director Eric Holt-Giménez. Join us for a screening of the powerful 30-minute documentary Bajo Aguán: The Clamor for Land (Spanish with English subtitles), a film about one of the most violent regions in Honduras since the 2009 coup, where the country’s largest and wealthiest landowner, Miguel Facussé, has used extreme levels of violence to re-press peasant communities in order to expand his massive oil palm plantations. Since the coup, over 80 Aguán peasants and activists fighting for the right to land been murdered.
Following the film, join Food First Research Coordinator Tanya Kerssen and Food First Executive Director Eric Holt-Giménez for a discussion of the Honduran struggles in the context of global land grabbing and the broader struggle for “land sovereignty.” Kerssen is the author of the recently released book Grabbing Power:The New Struggles for Land, Food and Democracy in Northern Honduras. Holt-Giménez is the author of Campesino a Campesino: Voices from Latin America’s Farmer to Farmer Movement for Sustainable Agriculture.
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