HRDs being interviewed by journalists


The Illusion of Abundance: Film Screening at the UN Forum on Business & Human Rights

23 November 2022

The Illusion of Abundance Details:

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Date: 30 November 2022

Time: 1:20PM – 2:40PM CET

Address: Room XVIII, Palais des Nations

Event language(s): English

RSVP Needed: No

Online/virtual participation: No

About the movie The Illusion of Abundance:

Carolina, Bertha and Maxima are hunting down some misbehaving corporation in the EU or the USA. Despite a deeply unbalanced game, these three women share a common goal: they are leading today’s fight against modern conquistadors. Whereas governments and corporations, trapped in a global race towards unlimited growth, need to get the cheapest raw materials, Bertha, Carolina and Maxima tell us a story of tireless courage: how to keep fighting to protect nature when your life is at risk? When police repression, corporate harassment, injuries or even death threats are part of your daily routine? THE ILLUSION OF ABUNDANCE is not only a film about those who pay the high price of ‘development’ and ‘progress’, it is above all a film about the globalization of their environmental resistance and their conviction to hunt down misbehaving transnational corporations, wherever they hide.

Directors, producers, writers, and impact producers: Erika Gonzalez Ramirez & Matthieu Lietaert

For more information, visit the film’s website:

About the event:

During the 11th annual United Nations Business and Human Rights Forum, amidst discussions of the United Nations Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights, we are screening this film in order to showcase the real-world impacts of gaps in human rights mandating legislation. The women human rights defenders (WHRDs) featured in the film continue to valiantly fight for justice and accountability, and during the forum we hope to shed light on the importance of protecting WHRDs and their communities, while advocating for much needed changes in public policy to guarantee the right to defend human rights.


  • Mae Ocampo, Executive Director, Protection International
  • Andrés Zaragoza, Business and Human Rights programme manager, ISHR
  • Carolina De Moura, Human rights defender and film protagonist

The Illusion of Abundance trailer: