Two Rivers

Director: Anaïs Taracena & Laura Bermúdez

Guatemala – Honduras,  2022



Betty Vásquez Rivera lives in a community in Honduras that was affected by hurricanes Eta and Iota, together with other women, they organize to resist the extractive projects in their territory. María Caal, a Mayan Q’eqchi’ land defender, is part of “La Resistencia” where several families oppose a hydroelectric plant that has blocked the rivers in their communities. Betty lives in Honduras, and María in Guatemala, without knowing each other, one clarity unites them: the defense of the rivers in her territories.

Community Center

12.10.2023 – Thursday – 10:00

Director Bio

Laura Bermúdez is a Honduran filmmaker. “Negra soy”, her latest short film received the Audience Award in the “Affirming Women’s Rights” section at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival in 2018 and was an official selection at the Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival in England. She has received scholarships from the Locarno Open Doors program, Berlinale Talents, Talents Guadalajara, American Film Showcase, Locarno Industry Academy, and Guadalajara Doculab, among others.
Anaïs Taracena is a documentary filmmaker with a master’s in political science. In Guatemala, she works with organizations that defend human rights as an audiovisual producer and cultural manager. Her short and medium-length films have been screened at international film festivals, universities, and communities.


Camera: Nohely Floritza Barahona, Carla Molina
Editing: Mayo Cuadra, Anaïs Taracena
Sound: Nayuribe Montero, Mario Solorzano, Anaïs Taracena, Isaac Varela
Music: Mario Solorzano
Production: Maria Jose Arauz, Beatriz Benítez, Laura Bermúdez, Rafael González, Anaïs Taracena