Under Rich Earth

Ecuador/Canada 2008, 92 min, OF span./engl. with engl. ST, 19.90 €   IL045e


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 ultimately leads to a remarkable and dangerous stand off between farmers and a band of armed paramilitaries deep in the cloud forest. In a world dominated by news of massacres and terrorism, Under Rich Earth is a surprising and poignant tale of hope and determination.

“A fascinating glimpse into corporate spin and the politics of globalization…”
- Human Rights Watch

“Malcolm Rogge’s film is a rare example of a socially engaged documentary  free of ideological vitriol that manages to raise your spirits” - WatchDocs, Poland



zusätzliche Infos:


- INTAG e.V. - Freundeskreis



Produktion: Rye Cinema Produktion (Roggenkino)

Realisation: Malcolm Rogge


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