MARCH 22ND | 2 PM EST | REGISTER
This International Water Day (March 22nd), PBI-USA invites you to join us for a special screening of 'La Sangre de la Tierra'
On July 28th, 2010, the United Nations General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation and acknowledged that clean drinking water and sanitation are "essential to the realization of all human rights." Unfortunately, the right to clean drinking water and sanitation is under attack in many countries and land and environmental defenders have been criminalized for their work protecting rivers against extractive industries.
In Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala, hundreds of people defending the environment are criminalized every year for fighting for the preservation and protection of mountains and rivers.
La Sangre de la Tierra (The Blood of the Earth), a documentary film made by Peace Brigades International and Asociación Entrepueblos depicts these struggles.
The documentary film by Félix Zurita tells the story of community resistance to hydroelectric dams. Specifically, opposition to the Puebla 1 dam in Mexico, Los Planes in Honduras, and the Renace and Oxec dams in Guatemala. You can find the trailer for the documentary below.
To commemorate International Water Day (March 22nd), we will be hosting a live screening of the film followed by a discussion of the documentary.
If you are interested in participating in the event, please make sure to register here.
This webinar is part of a series of virtual events this year, dedicate to celebrating Peace Brigades International's 40th Year Anniversary. To help cover the costs of these events, please consider donating to our fundraiser.
LA SANGRE DE LA TIERRA, WATER DAY WEBINAR
FEATURING A DISCUSSION BY FILMMAKER FELIX ZURITA
MARCH 22ND @ 2PM EST