Today is a sad day for us at the Social Justice Film Festival. In yet another tragic human rights violation in Honduras, Berta Cáceres, an indigenous human rights and environmental activist, has been murdered. Cáceres was profiled in this year’s Best Feature winning film, Resistencia.
The tragedy, as reported in The Guardian:
Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner, has been murdered, barely a week after she was threatened for opposing a hydroelectric project.
Her death prompted international outrage at the murderous treatment of campaigners in Honduras, as well as a flood of tributes to a prominent and courageous defender of the natural world.
We urge you to take a moment to inform yourself about her important work. Please consider sharing the sad news to draw much-needed attention to the current situation in Honduras. We also recommend viewing the film Resistencia to learn more about the causes for which Cáceres fought. Check out the trailer or view the film online for a nominal fee at http://resistenciathefilm.com/.
Read more at: Democracy Now and The Stranger.