Murder Tambogrande: Mangos
Tambogrande: Mangos, Murder, Mining
Ernesto Cabellos and Stephanie Boyd / CA / 2007 / 85 ' / Spanish / S.T. English
How ordinary people can defeat government and corporate collusion
In 1999, the residents of Tambogrande, a small town in northern Peru, learned that the government had secretly granted mining concessions on their land to a multi-national corporation. The residents of Tambogrande organized The Defense Front to protect their town. The directors follow the Tambogrande residents' five-year-long struggle to thwart the Peruvian government's connivance with corporate plans that would despoil their land and destroy their livelihoods. The film traces the history of the region, including the pioneering efforts of mango farmer Godofredo Garcia Baca, the leader of the protest movement who, beginning in the mid-Sixties, had helped transform Peru's northern desert into an important agricultural region.