Peace Brigades International UK director Susi Bascon has produced four films directed by photojournalist and filmmaker Manu Valcarce, to kick-start the latest multi-media project from the organisation: Right to Defend: Portraits of Resilience, Hope and Solidarity.

Media Freedom in Honduras (June 2019): “To mark world press freedom day 2019 – Honduran journalist and human rights defender Dina Meza talks to PBI about media freedom and the work of independent journalists in Honduras.”

La Búsqueda – The Search (November 2019): “In Mexico there are more than 40,000 missing people. PBI UK interviewed the mothers of the disappeared in Ayotzinapa, and spoke with activists and lawyers who support the victims and their families.”

THE DEFENDERS (December 2019): “The Defenders spotlights the people who put their lives on the line for causes they believe in.”

SOMOS (January 2020): “SOMOS tells the story of Arcoiris, a group of LGBT+ human rights defenders in Honduras. In recent years the organisation has faced mounting attacks and threats following relentless public abuse and stigmatisation. Prejudice from the police and judiciary means that these attacks go largely unpunished, making it one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be an LGBT+ human rights defender. Our interviews reveal both the severity of the risks they face and their determination to further their struggle.”


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