Honduras has the world’s highest murder rate. In 2014, it was found to be the most violent country not at war. an Pedro Sula has the second-highest murder rate of all the world’s cities. In 2015, the Honduran President Juan Orlándo Hernandez claimed – although there are doubts over how it was calculated – that as much as 80% of Hondura’s crime was gang-related.
One Honduran group is trying to change these statistics – by teaching children how to think and how to farm. They call this La Finca Humana, the human farm. Children are taught their alphabet alongside lessons on planting organic seedlings and raking coffee cherries. And, most importantly, they are consistently reminded of “analysis, observation, innovation, and invention”.
Because La Finca Humana believe that thinking, rather than just memorising, will help children to choose security over violence, farming over crime.
Want to find out more? A documentary on the La Finca Humana movement, filmed by Brian Olsen, premieres next month. It also features the coffee cooperative Café Orgánico Marcala (COMSA).
Watch the short trailer here:
Here are September the screening dates and locations as they stand currently. Please note that some of them have not been confirmed yet.
|Sat||10.09||All day||Berlin||La Finca Humana | BunnyMission||Sonne über Berlin Festival||Workshop, film, tasting, discussion|
|Sat||10.09||9pm||Bora | Sweden||La Finca Humana | BunnyMission||Picnic, kick off UN-Week||ONLINE discussion via Skype|
|Mon||12.09||8:15pm||Berlin||La Finca Humana | Flying Roasters||Lichtblick cinema||Film, discussion, tasting|
|13-18.09||TBC||Berlin||Berlin Art Week||TBC||TBC|
|Tue||13.09||Afternoon||Berlin||La Finca Humana | BunnyMission | Flying Roasters||Prinzessinnengärten||Film, discussion, tasting, workshop|
|Wed||14.09||7pm||Berlin||La Finca Humana||ACUDKino | Kino Global | DCP-Format||Film, discussion|
|Fri||16.09||TBC||HH, Sweden, Luxemburg?||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|16-30.09||TBC||TBC||Faire Woche (FairTrade)||TBC||TBC|
|Sat||17.09||5pm||Hamburg||La Finca Humana | Quijote Kaffee||3001 Kino||Film, discussion, tasting|
|Tue||20.09||7pm||Saarb||La Finca Humana||Lateinamerikazirkel/ Attac Saar||Film, discussion|
|Wed||21.09||12-12:45||Saarb||TBC||Department of the Environment||Focus on cooperative, discussion|
|Wed||21.09||TBC||Saarb||La Finca Humana||Filmhaus Saarbrücken||Film, discussion|
|Thurs||22.09||8-10:00||Dillingen||La Finca Humana||Albert Schweitzer Gymnasium||Film, discussion|
|Thurs||22.09||13:30-15||Illingen||La Finca Humana||Illtal-Gymnasium (school)||Film, discussion|
|Fri||23.09||8:00-10||St. Ingbert||La Finca Humana||Leibniz Gymnasium (at the Civic Center)||Film, discussion|
|Fri||23.09||11:00-13||St. Ingbert||La Finca Humana||BBZ (educational centre)||Film, discussion|
Can’t make it to any of these screenings? View the extended trailer below:
Feature photo credit: La Finca Humana, Brian Olsen
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