The documentary Raising Resistance is about the fight of the campesinos, the small farmers of Paraguay, against the escalating, aggressively expanding production of genetic soy in the country. Regarding this conflict, it describes the global impact that the use of most modern genetic engineering in the 21st century has on the world. A parable about the suppression of life, the diversity of plants and cultures, and how resistance arises both in people and in nature.
Born in the Canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland, David Bernet completed his Master‘s degree in general and comparative literature studies at the Freie Universität Berlin before working as a print media journalist and a documentary features writer. In 1994, he devoted himself to documentaries, as researcher, story developer, and writer. Since 2006, he has been the producer and manager of Atmosfilm.