Soberanía Violada

Malu Vázquez. 2007. Paraguay. vo Spanish. s Spanish. 30’


A sea of green stretches as far as the eye can see on both sides of the dirt road leading to the Paraguayan communities of Lima, Capiibary and Guayaibí. The huge fields are planted with genetically modified soy, Paraguay's leading export product. As it takes over more and more land, the crop is leaving sick people, displaced communities and trampled rights in its wake, according to the documentary Soberanía violada, which means “violation of sovereignty”.