FEVER - A VIDEO GUIDE
'Fever - A Video
Guide' consists of 4 short films for indigenous communities to raise
awareness and build knowledge about the issue of climate change and how
it relates to indigenous peoples, cultures, rights and territories. In
these films we hear the stories of indigenous peoples from communities
in Ecuador, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Indonesia.
awarded the 2010 award for Creativity and
Contribution to the Indigenous Narrative by the Indigenous Peoples’
Latin American Network for Film and Communication at the Xth
International Indigenous Film and Video Festival in Quito, Ecuador.
Why screen 'Fever – A Video
These films are designed to be screened in
indigenous communities around the world, to help share information
which supports communities to defend their rights and determine their
futures. The films are also designed as resources for local
facilitators, helping to strengthen the capacity of networks and
organisations in their awareness-raising and advocacy work on climate
Finally the films can be used to bring
indigenous peoples voices to audiences such as government officials; to
all those whose work relates to indigenous peoples, forests and climate
change; and in schools, universities, film festivals and other public
Who is 'Fever - A Video Guide'
(a) To hear the voices of indigenous peoples
in the tropics: their experiences, struggles, and strategies;
(b) To deepen understanding of changes that are happening with forests,
indigenous peoples and the global climate;
(c) To gain strength from examples of community organizing,
unity-building and planning for the future;
(d) To gain inspiration by seeing examples of communities who remain
strong even when confronted with change.
How to use 'Fever – A Video
The films can simply be screened. For
maximum impact they can also be supported by a community facilitator as
part of a wider meeting, screening, workshop or training. Download
'Fever - Facilitators Guide' here
Click images above to watch films
Pak Akon, Dayak, Indonesia: "It turns out
that what is being experienced by indigenous peoples in Indonesia is
the same as what other indigenous communities are experiencing in the
Philippines and in Ecuador, and what they are experiencing is also
caused by large-scale industries […]. Watching these films gives us new
learning to help ensure we make the right choices for our peoples."
Dennis Mairena from CADPI (the Centre for
Indigenous Peoples Autonomy and Development), Nicaragua: "We have been
able to really raise awareness and consciousness... these are very good
Thomas Wanly, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia:
"These films are the best work in 2010 […] for rural communities to
gain awareness about climate change, and why it is so important to
protect the forest for their own lives and for the world."
Pak Solengdipura, Dayak, Indonesia: "Our
consciousness has been awakened by what we have seen."
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