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Lives on the Line| 33mins
Director: Nuala Cunningham | Producer: Nuala Cunningham
Focus Years: 2013 | Country: Ireland
Subject Tags: duty, environment, europe, freewill, guatemala, indigenous rights, ireland, leadership
Quality Tags: Optimistic, Slow, Activating, Harmonizing
In 2008, Yuri Melini was shot at point blank range outside his mother’s house. Despite being hit seven times and spending 68 days in intensive care, Yuri continues his work to protect Guatemala’s natural environment and indigenous people from the mining and logging corporations which are devastating the land. Narrated by actor Martin Sheen, this film follows Mary Lawlor, the head of Irish Human Rights Organisation ‘Front Line Defenders’, as she travels to Guatemala to see how Yuri is doing and to find out how his work is progressing.
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Lives on the Line | 33mins

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