World Rainforest Movement

Bajo Aguán, Cry for the Land

Lower Aguan river valley, the clamor for land from ALBASUD on Vimeo.

Produced by Alba Sud and Rel-UITA, with the collaboration of the World Rainforest Movement (WRM), FIAN International and the Coordinating Committee of Popular Organizations of the Aguán Valley (COPA)

The documentary is aimed at exposing to the international public the state of constant threat faced by peasant farmers in the Bajo Aguán region of Honduras. Its goal is to “unmask an exploitative model of production, based on large-scale monoculture plantations, in this case of oil palm, which violates human rights in the broadest sense.

The oil palm plantation industry concentrates land ownership, displaces local populations, and denies them the right to access to land, infringing on their food sovereignty. But it also criminalizes and violently represses social protest, denying the most basic rights to thousands of organized peasant families,” said Giorgio Trucchi, a Rel-UITA correspondent, at the presentation of the video.