Video / Audio

Manufacturing Consent

Manufacturing Consent

Evidence and testimony from Muara Tae, in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, of the abuses of oil palm company First Resources Ltd thought its subsidiary PT Borneo Surya Mining Jaya (PT Borneo). (EIA, 2012)


We are MANILAKBAYAN

We are MANILAKBAYAN

MANILAKBAYAN is a Mindanao People's Mobilization for Land, the Environment, and Human Rights that brings voices of concern on mining affected communities and the attacks on environment defenders. Against these threats to land and life, Mindanao peoples -- Lumads, Moro and settlers -- continue the valiant commitment to defend the environment and national patrimony, resisting Goliaths of plunder and terror driven by corporate mining. (JL Burgos / Red Ants Productions, 2012)


PV Rajagopal, a leader of Ekta Parishad, on globalisation and the landless in India.

PV Rajagopal, a leader of Ekta Parishad, on globalisation and the landless in India.

Video of PV Rajagopal, leader of Ekta Parishad, about globalisation, the landless in India, awareness-raising, movement-building, non-violence and the Ghandian economic approach. Ekta Parishad is a non-violent social movement in India working on land and forest rights. (Mondiaal Nieuws, 2012)


Land Rush

Land Rush

75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off - but can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms? (Hugo Berkeley/ Osvalde Lewat, 2012)


Forests - The Palm Oil Threat

Forests - The Palm Oil Threat

A look at what is happening to Borneo and Sumatra in the face of palm oil expansion. Some simple facts and figures that question whether this is actually development for Indonesia. (Nick Lyon, 2006)


The Commons

The Commons

In a just world, the idea of wealth - be it money derived from the work of human hands, the resources and natural splendor of the planet itself - and the knowledge handed down through generations belongs to all of us. But in our decidedly unjust and imperfect world, our collective wealth is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few. There is be a better way - the notion of the commons: the common land, resources, knowledge - which is a common-sense way to share our natural, cultural, intellectual riches. (Laura Hanna / David Browning, 2009)


La Isla - A Cycle of Death

La Isla - A Cycle of Death

'La Isla - A Cycle of Death' focuses on the community of La Isla de Viudas (The Isle of Widows) outside of Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, but it is a powerful introduction to a much larger global issue. Sadly, the stories shared are in no way isolated or limited to this area. Throughout the sugarcane industry in Central America child labor is rampant, widows from this disease far too common and young workers will likely not escape their fate, many will perish as their fathers have. (Tierra Unida Films, 2011)


What Rainforest?

When bulldozers mowed over the ancestral farmlands of Kampung Lebor, Segan Anak Degon stood his ground and defended his land. Now, he is the only person out of 101 families whose land is left intact and unaffected by the oil palm plantation. However, Segan is the rare few who managed to halt the feverish onslaught of oil palm advancement that threatens to devastate the embattled Sarawak forested landscape. Wake up and smell the palm oil! (Ketapang Pictures, 2008)


Progress or Problem? – part 1

Progress or Problem? – part 1

Indonesia is the biggest producer of palm oil in the world. This film is based on the voices of indigenous peoples in Indonesia who have directly experienced the impacts of oil palm plantations on the land that they have lived and worked on for generations. The film is one-hour educational film made with 20 indigenous communities in Indonesia. It aims to help community members in oil palm plantations or plantation expansion areas to make informed decisions on the future uses of their ancestral lands. Part 1 focuses on the impacts of oil palm and contains an introduction, and chapters on local economics, farming systems, water, culture, land and conflict. (LifeMosaic, 2007)


Progress or Problem? – part 2

Progress or Problem? – part 2

Indonesia is the biggest producer of palm oil in the world. This film is based on the voices of indigenous peoples in Indonesia who have directly experienced the impacts of oil palm plantations on the land that they have lived and worked on for generations. The film is one-hour educational film made with 20 indigenous communities in Indonesia. It aims to help community members in oil palm plantations or plantation expansion areas to make informed decisions on the future uses of their ancestral lands. Part 2 contains chapters on Community-Led Alternatives and Community Tactics for accepting or refusing oil palm. (LifeMosaic, 2007)


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