Video / Audio - Mining and Oil
Ëtï mëlë lo apëitop katop? Wayana haponkom lo kuptë tïpatakom apëitop eneja fabriektom bedrijftom patame malalë tulesitom pëk eitohme huwa. Helë video tïwë ulë eitop ëtïtop ipohnëptop enepoja lo apëitop tïwëlënkomoja aptao. Helëjao henejatëi Azië, Afrika malalë Amerika lonpo Wayana haponkom ohanëmatop ipatakom apëitop tïwëlënkomoja akenamehle aptao. Tëweitopkom ekalëja tot tïwëlënkom neneme nipanakmame huwa.
Ta katop mëlë Ёwuhnёptop Tulakanemuja katop? Helë video mënenepoja companytomoja kaliponotom ewuhnëptop ise tëweitopkom ïpotohme ejahe lo kuptë malalë koni eitopjao industrie patatom ipïnanïptop ejahe huwa. Helëkom tuwalë kaliponotom aptao tïhap mënëtïjatot tïpatakom ikulunmatohpëk tïwëlënkom tumëkhe ipatakëhe ëtïkom ïhe aptao. Sin man ahpelahle eitop tïwëlënkom nenetpï Cameroon ponokom Indonesia ponokom malalë Paraguay ponokom helëkom epone. Helë video man 14 minuten katïp kupime iweitop.
What are land grabs? Why are they happening, and what are their impacts? Indigenous communities around the world are seeing their lands threatened by the extractive and agro-industries, by conservation schemes and by tourism developments. This video looks into the scale, drivers, and impacts of the global rush for land. In this video we hear from indigenous peoples from Asia, Latin America and Africa who have first hand experience of the impacts of land grabs.
'Company Tactics' describes the tactics that companies use to convince communities to accept and support their projects, and shows that these tactics are used across continents and industries. When communities are aware of these tactics and are prepared for how to counter them, they are more likely to be able to maintain their position in dealing with land decisions concerning outside developments. The video is based on the experiences of communities in Cameroon, Indonesia and Paraguay. It can be screened in communities where plantations, mining or large scale developments are happening or could happen in future.
This vibrant animation from The Gaia Foundation and animator Ben Pearce takes us on two very different journeys through the water cycle. One shows the life-giving nature of water for everything from forests to frogs. The other reveals the ways in which mining is damaging the water cycle, putting life itself in jeopardy. The Gaia Foundation website, gaiafoundation.org, contains many reports written on the extractive industries and their effect on ecosystems, indigenous peoples livelihoods and the future of the natural cycles of this planet.
A short film made by WALHI in Indonesia about the ecological effects that large corporations are having on the peatlands of Indonesia. WALHI believes that best practice by communities in managing forests and peat swamp ecosystems are the answer to many important aspects which include: addressing the conflict; food sovereignty; creating welfare for the people; and as a mitigation efforts.
In Defence of Life, a film by Jess Phillimore for The Gaia Foundation, follows the struggles and triumphs of four communities resisting large-scale mining projects in Colombia, the Philippines, South Africa and Romania. Courageous environmental and human rights defenders from these communities describe how they have suffered and why they are standing firm to protect their families, land, water and life from destruction by mining. Their inspiring David and Goliath struggles demonstrate that when injustice and destruction become globalised, so does resistance.(The Gaia Foundation 2015)
The Kichwa tribe in the Sarayaku region of the Amazon in Ecuador believe in the ‘living forest’, where humans, animals and plants live in harmony. They are fighting oil companies who want to exploit their ancestral land. A delegation of indigenous people are at the Paris COP21 climate conference to make sure their voices are heard. Can they win their battle? (The Guardian, 2015).
In this video, Nery Zapata speaks about the difficulties of being a woman from a minority group in Atalaya, leading the indigenous local organization. As President of CORPIAA and Coordinator of the Veeduría, she has an important role. Reaching and remaining in her position has required self-confidence and determination, as is evidenced from her words. The video also features Patricia Cachique, an indigenous leader from the native community Boca Apinihua. Patricia emphasizes the importance of training women as well as men in issues related to forest management and climate change, and points out the importance of shared knowledge between women and men if there is to be shared decision-making (Helvetas Perú, 2015).
"Our Land, Our Life" presents the struggle of Carrie and Mary Dann, two Western Shoshone elders, to address the threat mining development poses to the sacred and environmentally sensitive lands of Crescent Valley, Nevada (Oxfam America, 2008).