Honduran journalist, artist, and documentary filmmaker, Jennifer Ávila, describes the threats to the freedom the press in Honduras. She describes the resistance to the illegal, and U.S. supported, reelection of Juan Orlando Hernández as President in 2017, and the crimes against humanity committed by his regime since the election.
Jennifer Ávila, spent six years at Radio Progreso, an essential bulwark of freedom of expression in an increasingly hostile environment for journalism, before co-founding Contra Corriente in 2017. While at Radio Progreso, she directed Guardiana de los Ríos (about the defense of rivers incarnated by Berta Cáceres), No Se Van (about the whys and hows of migration), and Libertad Tiene Nombre de Mujer (about women organizing to protect community territory). Her award-winning work has been shown in international film festivals, and has represented a crucial documentation of the ways U.S. and Honduran policy from deportations to mega-projects have affected the most vulnerable Hondurans.