In Defence of Life follows the struggles and triumphs of four rural communities resisting large-scale mining projects in Colombia, Philippines, South Africa and Romania. Courageous environmental and human rights defenders from these communities describe how they have suffered and why they are standing firm to protect their families, land, water and life from destruction by mining.
In Defence of Life, a 30-minute documentary, follows the trials and triumphs of men and women in Colombia, the Philippines, South Africa and Romania, as they battle corporate mining giants that threaten to destroy their homelands, homes and livelihoods.
The victories won by the communities in the film will bring hope to others. Their stories demonstrate that, despite the odds and sometimes appalling consequences, sustained resistance by communities on the front lines can be successful in protecting their lands and way of life.