In recent years, countless acres of forest in Paraguay have been chopped down to plant soy beans. A campesino named Geronimo’s land is now completely surrounded by soy plantations that are generously sprayed with pesticides, poisons to which only the genetically modified soy plants are immune. Unfortunately, the pesticides spread beyond the boundaries of the soy fields, so not only is there less land for farmers like Geronimo, but it also becomes impossible for them to cultivate healthy crops. This film captures the campesinos as they revolt against the enormous soy business. Led by the ever-friendly Geronimo, they squat on farmland, try to stop the spraying of pesticides and make their voices heard in the media. The large landowners are also given an opportunity to present their side. Directed by Bettina Borgfeld and David Benet. Produced by Oliver Stoltz for Dreamer Joint Venture. 

Raising Resistance

2011 DE 85 min
Festival Year: 2013
Types: Documentary