More than 15 years ago, different communities in the municipality of Ixtacamaztitlan in the Sierra Norte de Puebla began to notice the presence of people from outside their communities exploring the area. Soon they realized that they were dealing with a mining company with concessions to exploit the territory by building an open-pit mine. The Colectivo Regional en Defensa de los Bosques y del Territorio de la Sierra Norte de Puebla tells us how they managed to get the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation to listen to them and withdraw these concessions.
The local communities of the Sierra Norte de Puebla, pioneers in community forest management, struggle to keep their forests alive in the face of the increasing presence of fires in the region, risking their lives and without adequate resources and equipment.
This is a documentary made by the inhabitants of the community, members of the Regional Collective in Defense of the Forests and the Territory of the Sierra Norte de Puebla, with the support of If Not Us Then Who, Red MOCAF and PODER.