COUP ANNIVERSARY ONLINE LAUNCH
This Sunday, June 28th, will mark six years since the Coup d’État in Honduras shook the hemisphere. And six years since the Honduran people began orgainizing country-wide to bring back the project of participatory democracy that the coup overthrew. Six years later and the people are filling the streets again. This time with torches.
In recognition of both the incredible stamina of the Honduran resistance and the significance of June 28th for our hemisphere we will be releasing Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley for free online for two weeks. People will be able to view it online through our new website just launched this week.
The Spanish version of the film will be screened across Latin America on teleSUR on Saturday the 27th to mark the coup.
The last time I wrote we were just about to have our World Premiere at the Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois (Quebec Film Festival) in Montréal. It was a huge success. We packed one of the largest screens in the city, at the Grande Bibliothèque, and got a standing ovation after the film. Then, braving -20 degrees (celsius) we moved to the Festival space to talk to Félix Molina, one of the main characters in the film, via skype from Honduras. You can see the photos here.
For the Latin American Premiere we were at the International Political Film Festival in Buenos Aires (FICIP). The screening took place at the infamous ESMA, formerly the largest clandestine torture center in Argentina. Today the country’s largest cultural space. With the help of Uriel Rodríguez, an excellent videographer from Honduras who forced to exile himself in Buenos Aires, we put together a short photo essay.
We’ve had screenings at the Crossroads Festival in Austria, the Workers Unite Festival in NYC, and many other exciting presentations are on the horizon.
We’re starting to get organized for a Fall Tour of the US, Canada, Mexico and Central America. Let us know if you are interested in hosting a screening or if you know someone who might, point them to the screening organizer sign up page.
As someone who saw something in this project at the beginning I’m excited to hear your thoughts on the film. It was the spirit of crowdfunding made this film possible. It didn’t get any traditional funding. I hope you’re proud to be a part of it.
Director, Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley.