Somos Una América is the story of people from across the Americas, who are united in their struggle against the Pentagon mindset that is promoting U.S. domination and "military solutions" in the Western Hemisphere.
The film provides background on the School of the Americas and the campaign to shut it down, and then Somos Una América moves further: the film puts a spotlight on U.S. militarization and features the voices of a rising hemisphere-wide anti-militarization movement.
Fast-paced and energetic, Somos Una América brings together images from protest actions against U.S. bases in Colombia, the Encuentro of the Americas in Venezuela, and the April 2011 direct action at the White House in DC. The film includes: footage of the 2009 SOA graduate-led coup in Honduras, the 2002 coup attempt in Venezuela, the announcement by Ecuador's president Rafael Correa to withdraw all Ecuadoran troops from the SOA/ WHINSEC, and interviews with activists in the front-lines of the resistance. Filmed and edited by Argentine filmmaker Gabriela Uassouf over the course of the past year, Somos Una América offers a hopeful outlook and illustrates the power of the people as we work together to build a new world.