Food Not Fuel – Aidan Gillen with Trócaire in Guatemala

by | Sep 27, 2013 | Justice Archive, Trócaire, ZZ_All

Food Not Fuel

Across the developing world, food crops are being destroyed to make way for biofuels. Actor Aidan Gillen (The Wire, Game of Thrones, Love/Hate) travels to Guatemala with Irish development agency Trócaire to meet the Rio Frio community who were evicted off land in the Polochic Valley to facilitate the expansion of a sugarcane plantation.

He finds out how European demand for biofuels is resulting in land grabs, higher food prices and hunger.


Presented by Aidan Gillen.

Directed and produced by Eoghan Rice and Alan Whelan

Filmed and edited by Alan Whelan.

Researched and scripted by Eoghan Rice.

With a big thanks to:

the Ical family and the community of Rio Frio

and Blanca Blanco and Adele Tibaldeschi, Jorge Macias and the staff of Fundacion Guillermo Toriello for their translation, logistics, planning and expertise.


Shot in Back of the Head, Moby © Moby used with kind permission by Moby Gratis.

Ice and Chilli, Ghost, used under the Creative Commons Licence.

Ghana be (Merci La Mer Si Sale), Phil the Nil, used under the Creative Commons Licence.

Awareness, royalty free music loop, © Apple