Films

From Toledo To Tilonia tells the story of three Maya women, Miriam, Cristina, and Florentina, who travelled across the world to attend Barefoot College in Tilonia, India to become solar engineers.

A wildlife sanctuary now surrounds this once fishing and logging community. Conservationists try to strike balance in safeguarding the integrity of the natural environment and meeting the community needs.

Once upon a time, all that was needed to extract the sap from sapodilla trees was a sharp machete and a good arm, but over time, as the value of chicle rose, the criss-cross slash marks across the tree trunk was discontinued and production methods became more sophisticated.

The documentary seeks to highlight negative effects of illegal artisanal small-scale mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’ , on water bodies, vegetation, forest, climate change and human life at large.

Take a journey with two women who came to Belize as minors from Guatemala and Honduras.