“The voices that are closest to the land are speaking out and gaining strength.”
Mariana Gomez, Latin American Coordinators for the Yes to Life, No to Mining Network, discusses the strategies mining companies use to entice communities into leaving their lands. She describes how, in response, communities around the world are standing up to defend their lands from destruction in solidarity with one another and our living Planet.
This interview accompanies In Defence of Life, a documentary that follows the trials and triumphs of four communities fighting back against mining giants. Watch it here: vimeo.com/162669257
Filmed by Jess Phillimore
Edited by Joseph Lambert
For The Gaia Foundation