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2DCS/ES
Director:Victoria Solano
Length:82 minutes
Genre:Documentary

Director: Victoria Solano

Over past decades, the government has privatised parts of the páramo and sold them to supranational mining companies. The farmers living here for many generations have lost both their work and their homes. Over the course of protests, strikes, debates, and election campaigns, Colombian director Victoria Solano’s film tracks three people who care deeply about their country’s fate and try to fight the government’s actions. Older farmer Eduardo Moreno educates people about environmental protection, activist Rosa Rodríguez helps them fight the state’s legal machinery, and 30-year-old César Pachón organises farmers’ strikes and runs for governor to defend their political interests. They each fight oppression in their own way but have one thing in common: even face to face with a powerful opponent they do not hesitate to speak out and defend their rights.

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