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Friday, July 12, 2013

Documentary ~ We are the Wind: Resistance on the Isthmus to Mareña wind park

Source  El Enemigo Común

This documentary shows the conflict generated by the intention to establish the San Dionisio del Mar Wind Park on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, focusing on the realities and opinions of the inhabitants of the region and giving voice to people who don’t appear in the commercial media. The film also shows the logic of the wind parks in a more global vision, briefly explaining what lies behind corporate promises of “green energy” and “clean development”


 The Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Oaxaca, Mexico) is one of the windiest regions in the world; that's why, as early as 1994 many wind farms were already being implemented, promising development while deceiving landowners. In 2012, one of the many conflicts generated by the attempt to construct the San Dionisio del Mar Wind Farm intensified, uniting various communities of different indigenous towns in resistance against this mega-project. This documentary focuses on the realities and opinions of the inhabitants of the region, giving voice to those who don't appear in mainstream media.

Furthermore, it presents the discourse on "green energy" and "clean development", offering a wider panorama that can help us to understand the logic and operation of these types of mega-projects.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Marena Renovables was doing the same jig as BP in Cape Vincent, buying off municipal officials. Only difference, BP used checks and Marena used trucks, boats and cash. In Mexico the locals called it 'Corruption Conflicts.' It all sounds so familiar and is universally slimy.