Gente de mar y viento / People of the Sea and the Wind

A film by Ingrid Eunice Fabián González

This film was screened as a part of the 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF20)

With special guest María Inés Roqué in Attendance

This film was presented as part of the Ambulante Showcase


Gente de mar y viento


Mexico, Environmental Documentary, 2013
25 min, Color
Spanish, Zapotec with English subtitles

On the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Juchitán, Oaxaca is the town of Álvaro Obregón. Here, the members of a Binniza (Zapotec) community have been under constant threat since a transnational corporation decided to install a wind farm in the sea without the consent of the community. The inhabitants resisted from the outset; they organized and created a communitarian police that controls the entrance of people into the conflict zone.

Herminia and Mariano, two Zapotec fishermen, have actively lived this struggle and resistance. PEOPLE OF THE SEA AND THE WIND recounts how the inhabitants perceive the wind farm and the way in which they are ready to defend their community.




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