Exposé Award, 2013

Raising Resistance (Germany, Switzerland, 85 min)

Directed by Bettina Borgfeld & David Bernet

Raising Resistance is a film about the resistance against the more and more aggressively expanding production of genetic soy in South America. Eighty percent of the soy production is used as animal food in order to satisfy the excessive meat consumption in the rich countries. For the small farmers in Paraguay this means: displacement from their land; loss of basic food supply; and the fight for survival. Over the past few years, there has been a growing resistance among the oppressed rural population that threatens to escalate.

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