Video / Audio - Livelihoods and Culture

Mining Our Roots

Mining Our Roots

In this 15 minute documentary, Ugandan NGO NAPE explores the current and future threats Ugandan ecosystems and communities face due to the expansion of mining activities in the nation. Testimony from the communities of Osukuru, Hoima, Tororo and Kasese reveals how mining for oil and sand are disrupting water systems, food sovereignty practices and undermining sacred natural sites. The cumulative impact is that the ecosystems the people and all species rely upon are being destabilised after generations of delicate care (NAPE / Gaia Foundation).


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)


Don’t Need Saving: Aboriginal Women and Access to Justice

Don’t Need Saving: Aboriginal Women and Access to Justice

Indigenous women in Canada are five times more likely to be victims of violence than non-Indigenous women, and in the past 30 years more than 800 Indigenous women have gone missing or been murdered. In this video, the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC) examines the reasons why Indigenous women are continually victimized in North America. (Wolf Dog Production, 2011)


Seed of Freedom

Seed of Freedom

The story of seed has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt. It’s been written by those who want to make vast profit from our food system, no matter what the true cost. It’s time to change the story. More on www.seedsoffreedom.info (The Gaia Foundation / African Biodiversity Network, 2012)


Lower Omo: Local Tribes Under Threat

Lower Omo: Local Tribes Under Threat

Ethiopia has been the focus of aggressive foreign agricultural investment, leasing out nearly 3.6 million hectares of land for commercial farm ventures from 2008-2010. This investment has corresponded with widespread human rights violations. Most egregiously, the Ethiopian government's villagization program will displace 1.5 million people by 2013--with the five administrative regions that have the largest share of foreign investment the hardest hit. The forced relocation of hundreds of thousands of indigenous people from their lands to make room for foreign investors has destroyed livelihoods and rendered small-scale farmers and pastoralist communities fearful of their own survival, as rapes and killings involving security forces have been reported in Lower Omo and Gambela regions. (Oakland Institute, 2013)


Oil Palm in Africa. Voices from the communities

Oil Palm in Africa. Voices from the communities

Industrial oil palm plantations are rapidly expanding, not only in Liberia. In many African countries expansion projects are happening and plans are announced. Everywhere they go, the companies promise jobs and development. (World Rainforest Movement, 2013)


Mpur Peoples and Development

Mpur Peoples and Development

This film is presented by West Papuan community film-making NGO, Mnukwar (mnukwar.or.id), and Down to Earth (downtoearth-indonesia.org).It explores the views of the Mpur community, West Papua, on development plans for their region which will affect their land, livelihoods and culture. (Mnukwar Papua / Down to Earth, 2011)


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