Scene from the film Resistencia
Scene from the film Resistencia
Scene from the film Resistencia
Share via
  • Facebook
  • Twitter


  • Canada
  • Honduras
Audio Tracks 

June 28th, 2009. The Honduran people are preparing to vote in the first referendum in the country’s history. But, instead of waking up to ballot boxes, they see soldiers carrying out the first coup d’état in Central America in three decades.

This is the story of the two thousand farming families who challenged the coup by taking over the plantations of the most powerful landowner in the country and converting them into worker-run cooperatives.

Shot over four years, the film is both a testament to the capacity of an organized movement to transform the most fertile land in the country, as well as an account of the coup regime’s violent attempts to get the land back.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Diego Briceño-Orduz, Jesse Freeston
  • Cinematography
    Jesse Freeston
  • Editing
    Abraham Lifshitz
  • Music
    Stefan Christoff, Café Guancasco, Mario de Mezapa, Black Milk, Victor Jara, Black Era
  • Sound
    René Portillo
  • Runtime
    92 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Canada
    • Honduras
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

Doc Alliance Members

Sign up to receive regular updates on our film program:

By signing up for the newsletter, I hereby consent to receiving commercial communications by electronic means and to all relevant personal data processing required for the purpose of sending the Doc-Air Distribution s.r.o. newsletter. I hereby confirm that I have read and familiarized myself with the Principles of Personal Data Processing and that I consent to the text therein. I also hereby acknowledge the rights specified herein, including, without limitation, the right to submit objections against direct marketing techniques.

Poslat svému Junioru