Under Rich Earth is a story about ordinary people with extraordinary courage. In a remote mountain valley in Ecuador, coffee and sugarcane farmers face the dismal prospect of being forced off their land to make way for a mining project. Unprotected by the police and ignored by their government, they prepare to face down the invaders on their own. Their resistance leads to a remarkable and dangerous stand off between farmers and a band of armed paramilitaries high in the cloud forest. In a world dominated by news of massacres and terrorism, Under Rich Earth is a surprising and refreshing tale of hope and determination.
Marcia Ramírez and Carlos Zorrilla, environmental activists from Ecuador, will be in attendance.
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