Video / Audio - Land Rights

A Common Right - ULA and the Karamojong

A Common Right - ULA and the Karamojong

Uganda Land Alliance, Member of the International Land Coalition and winner of the first ILC Award has empowered communities to assert their land rights and fight against land grabbing, by supporting the creation of over 52 Communal Land Associations. This is the story of the Karamojong people, who live on and from the land and have had to take matters into their own hands... This film has been produced by Jason Taylor of The Source Project http://www.thesourcefilm.org Music by Gary Reuben Morris - http://www.hoorayface.bandcamp.com


Karwara, people of the river - teaser

This is a teaser for a NEW documentary film about Kukama indigenous people from Peru’s Amazon who are using ancient myths and art to defend their sacred rivers from destruction. Legends about the Amazon’s rivers will be told through animations painted by Kukama children and adults, including the story of the Karwara spirits, or people of the river, who protect the waters and environment. Real-life footage will show how the Kukama live in harmony with their rivers, which they depend upon for survival. (Quisca Productions, 2015)


MELIKIN

MELIKIN

It was their native customary land until palm oil companies came and claimed it as their own. This is the story of Melikin. The story of many indigenous peoples in Sarawak, Malaysia. A short film from PANAP showing grassroots resistance by the indigenous peoples of a small community, who were joined by their neighbours, to protest against company control of their lands. (www.panap.net)


A song of freedom for the Rainforest

A song of freedom for the Rainforest

A song of freedom for the Rainforest. Support forestvoices.com The Baka People are Indigenous Pygmy hunter-gatherers living in the rainforests of the Congo basin. They are amazing musicians and carry the knowledge of an egalitarian forest culture into the 21st Century. Due to the riches in their forest they are being pressured to leave the forests and live in roadside villages where they face ruthless discrimination and abuse. (www.forestvoices.com)


Keep the Oil in the Ground

Keep the Oil in the Ground

To national, local, and international leaders: The Amazon rainforest is critically important to the survival of our planet and the indigenous peoples that call it home. The International Energy Agency is unequivocal: two-thirds of fossil fuels need to be kept in the ground to avoid climate disaster. Given the science mandate to keep oil in the ground and the demands of our indigenous allies, the Amazon Basin is the perfect place to start. Leave the oil in the ground! (Amazon Watch, 2014)


Message from the Maasai

Message from the Maasai

The Maasai from Tanzania are one of Africa’s oldest tribes. The Tanzanian government has just announced that it plans to evict thousands of Maasai families from their lands so that wealthy tourists can use them for elite hunting safaris. This is a video message from the Maasai to request global solidarity for their struggle to protect their territory and culture. (LifeMosaic / NGOnet)


Land Grabs: An Animated Guide

Land Grabs: An Animated Guide

In the past decade, more than 81 million acres of land - an area the size of Portugal - have been sold off to foreign investors without consenting farmers and local communities. These land grabs are tearing communities apart and leaving people hungry and homeless. (Oxfam America, 2014)


Voices of Ndiael

Voices of Ndiael

Land grabbing in Senegal (WOTS?, 2014)


Share the benefits! Logging, mining and the Baka

Share the benefits! Logging, mining and the Baka

This song, produced by environmental artist Vicky Brown and artists from the village of Mintom in south-eastern Cameroon, calls for an equal distribution of timber and mining revenues being generated from the exploitation of their local forests and resources. (Living Earth UK, 2012)


On Our Land

On Our Land

On Our Land chronicles the experiences of rural communities in Papua New Guinea who are being dispossessed of their land and natural resources through illegal logging operations and exposes the resulting destruction to local communities and the environment. On Our Land gives a voice to impacted communities and local NGOs and highlights their struggles to take back what is rightfully theirs. (Oakland Institute, 2013)


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