El Luchador

This video tells the story of Carlos, who along with many others, is fighting to stop agrochemicals from decimating the environment and killing fellow farmers in El Salvador.

Agrochemicals (like fertilisers and pesticides) aren't strictly regulated in El Salvador and farmers are pushed to use particularly toxic ones to raise productivity. This has resulted in very high rates of renal insufficiency, kidney failure, and other chronic illnesses.

 

Carlos says the best way he knows how to fight is to be an example, to show that organic, chemical-free 
farming works.

 

I made this video in partnership with CESTA (cesta-foe.org.sv/), Friends of the Earth, El Salvador.