Video / Audio - Land Rights

Java’s Forests, Who Does It Belong To?

Java’s Forests, Who Does It Belong To?

Java’s forests remain a test and challenge for the state to achieve sustainable forest management for the greatest prosperity of the people. Aspects of sustainability and utilisation of the forest ecosystem cannot be ignored, due to the increasing population and the complexity of problems in Java. All parties expect a conflict resolution... Without violence. (Telapak / Gekko Studio, 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)


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)


Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change

Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change

Photo essays and video projects from indigenous communities facing ecosystem disruption make up the collaborative project Conversations with the Earth. (Conversations with the Earth, 2011)


Canada’s indigenous groups hold nationwide protests

Canada’s indigenous groups hold nationwide protests

Indigenous groups in Canada are holding nationwide protests while one prominent chief has gone on hunger strike. They want the government to honour long-standing treaties that affect access to housing, food and education. (Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak, 2012)


Indigenous Peoples: The Guardian of Indonesian Forest

Indigenous Peoples: The Guardian of Indonesian Forest

From Papua to Sumatra, representatives of indigenous peoples agree on the importance of forests. They have proven themselves to be the faithful guardians of Indonesian forests. From Papua to Sumatra, communities are facing similar troubles in the destruction of their forests: large-scale oil palm, plantation forest, and mining concessions. Can Indonesia’s indigenous communities protect more than 15 million hectares of currently pristine customary forests? To save lives, biodiversity, and global climate. This film urges everyone to think clearly, especially to the Indonesian government to place their complete trust in these communities to sustainably manage forests. (Telapak / Gekko Studio, 2011)


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