Bettina Borgfeld, David Bernet
uana Gonzales from Santa Rosa in Paraguay sometimes dreams of the former rainforest which used to be there. Now only genetically modified soybeans grow here – as far as the eye can see. Ever since Brazil’s agricultural entrepreneurs have cultivated the land, villagers have struggled to make ends meet. Their model as small scale farmers is not sustainable anymore. But the “Campesinos“ rise to fight for their existence.“Raising Resistance“ illustrates the social and environmental consequences of a globalized industrial agriculture using calming and poetic images. All stakeholders in the escalating local conflict get the opportunity to make themselves heard: small and large farmers, investors, speculators, bioengineers and even the president.
30 March 2012
20:00 h, Kino des DFF
|Direction||Bettina Borgfeld, David Bernet|
|Language||Spanish original with German subtitles|
|Production||Marcus Winterbauer, Börres Weiffenbach|
|Camera||Marcus Winterbauer, Börres Weiffenbach|