La Yerbabuena, community in resistance

Documentary | 39 min. | Mexico | 2007 | Dir: Nicolas Défossé | Prod: Terra Nostra Films, Promedios A.C.

State of Colima, west of Mexico. To the feet of the Volcano of Fire, under the pretext of danger, the people of the community La Yerbabuena were removed to increase the tourist business in the zone. In spite of the pressures, some families decided to stay in their lands and resist whith the support of the Zapatistas and other peoples.

"La Yerbabuena, community in resistance" is part of the series "Native Voices from the Northwestern Mexico".

This series of ten documentaries visit to indigenous peoples, peasant and fishermen communities in northwestern Mexico, discovering the everyday life of its characters and the situations they face in order to keep their land and identity.

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Honorable Mention. V Film Festival “Contra El Silencio Todas las Voces”. Mexico, 2008.
Honorable Mention. III International Human Rights Film Festival FICDH. Mexico City, 2009.


Morelia International Film Festival. Mexico, 2008.
DerHumALC International Film Festival on Human Rights.
Argentina, 2009.
Native Spirit Festival of Indigenous People.
London, UK, 2009.
Festival Cinema Planeta.
Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2010.
Film Festival della Lessinia.
Bosco Chiesanuova, Verona, Italy, 2010.