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The Illusion of Abundance

"Colonialism is not over!", said the environmental defenders Berta Caceres a few months before being murdered at her home. Every year 200 defenders are being killed worldwide. Two out of three in Latin America alone.

German giant Tüv Süd is now being sued by victims' families from Brazil. Dutch development bank FMO is under legal attack by indigenous small farmers from Honduras. Newmont, the world’s biggest gold mining company, might be brought to Court in the US by a woman from Peru for a land dispute.

After 50 years, globalisation is getting nationalised as transnational corporations are being sued by citizens from the other side of the planet. But judges and politicians are not so keen to give a green light to these trials at home.

THE ILLUSION OF ABUNDANCE is not only a film about those who pay the high price of ‘development’, it is above all a film about the globalization of Carolina, Bertha and Maxima’s environmental resistance and their conviction to hunt down transnational corporations, wherever they hide.