Peace Brigades International (PBI) recently celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the PBI – Guatemala Project. PBI helps create political space by providing non-violent accompaniment to human rights defenders and civil society activists who are threatened due to their work for social justice, human rights, and peace.
The following documentary (in Spanish) was produced for the anniversary. It not only tells the story of Peace Brigades, but also documents the courageous struggle of Guatemalan activists to transform their country. It is important to note that much of PBI’s current work in Guatemala involves accompanying activists who are threatened due to their work on community land rights and environmental justice. PBI also recently opened a team in Honduras, where the human rights situation is in a critical state.