A human rights advocacy group in the Tri-Cities is drawing attention to the work of water rights defenders in Guatemala.
On June 23, the Tri-Cities Amnesty International branch will host a virtual meeting at 7 p.m. and will live-stream Water: Mother Nature’s Blood.
A 44-minute documentary that had its Canadian premiere last month, the film tells the story of the Maya Q’eqchi communities in the Central American country to access water.
It also tells the story of Bernardo Caal Xol, who is featured in the flick and has been in prison for three years for protecting his people’s rights to take water from the Cahabón River.
Amnesty Canada is campaigning for his release from jail.
After the documentary screens, Anneka Spice of Amnesty Canada’s environmental human rights defenders action team will speak about her group’s work in the region; she will also have a call to action.