Marie Michael Library
Madre Tierra: Mother Earth
For the indigenous Guatemalan campesino, land is life. It provides food, a place to live and a way out of extreme poverty. Yet the majority of Guatemalans make less than minimum wage, and will never own a piece of land. While Guatemala is rich in natural resources, it has also the worst land distribution in the Americas. This film follows the struggle of the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA), an indigenous rights organization, in their attempt to get rural Guatemalans access to land.