Documentary on the social impacts of soy expansion in Paraguay
Islands surrounded by land. Ben Brown and Jessica Weisberg are editing a documentary about the social impacts of soy expansion in Paraguay. They follow the mother of a ten year old boy Silvino Talavera, who died in 2003 after being sprayed by agrochemicals while walking past the soy fields that border his family's house. They also speak with people from the community of Tekojoja, where inhabitants tried to halt the invasion of a soy field in their community, and suffered several violent police raids as a result of their protests.
Here is a short clip from the documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSeySYzzil8.