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Inside Malaysia’s Shadow State

Inside Malaysia’s Shadow State

This new investigation reveals the systemic corruption and illegality at the heart of government in Sarawak, Malaysia's largest state. This film, shot undercover during the investigation, reveals for the first time the instruments used by members of the ruling Taib family and its local lawyers to skirt Malaysia's laws and taxes, creaming off huge profits at the expense of indigenous people and hiding their dirty money in Singapore. (Global Witness, 2013)
See more here: http://www.malaysiashadowstate.org/
Sign the petition to the Prime Minister: http://www.change.org/Sarawak


The price of palm oil

The price of palm oil

Indonesia is the world's biggest palm oil producer but critics say it is harmful and unsustainable. Can the palm oil industry strike a balance between profits and environmental protection? (101 East, 2010)


Green

Green

Multi award winning. Set in Indonesia. Meet Green, an orangutan and victim of human impact. Follow the devastating journey as her home is destroyed by logging, clearing for palm oil plantations, and the choking haze of rainforest fires. Hauntingly poetic and without narration, the film creatively depicts the effects of consumerism on tropical rainforests as we are faced with our personal accountability in the loss of the world's treasures. (Patrick Rouxel, 2009)


ALMA

ALMA

Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon. The film offers a unique and visually stunning exposition of a colorful cowboy culture and the millions of animals used to satisfy our voracious global appetite for meat and dairy products. In almost-wordless contemplation, the film wanders from forest to pasture to rodeo to slaughterhouse to market to tannery. In essence, Alma is a journey into the soul of humanity and a testimony of the damage inflicted by humans on the natural world. (Patrick Rouxel, 2011)


Pulp Friction

Pulp Friction

This is a clip from a documentary which looks at the devastating effects of the mass consumption of cheap white paper is creating environmental despair for communities in Indonesia. (Journeyman TV, 2002)


Don’t Pulp Pandumaan-Sipituhuta: A David and Goliath Tale

Don’t Pulp Pandumaan-Sipituhuta: A David and Goliath Tale

The pulp and paper industry is growing all over Indonesia. The Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) company, is expanding its eucalyptus plantations on the lands of the indigenous communities of Pandumaan-Sipituhuta in North Sumatra. The communities have lived and worked on their lands for 13 generations. They are peacefully resisting to defend their forests and their livelihoods. But their defence of their lands comes at a heavy cost as they are criminalised. Please stand together with this community at the front-line of the global land grab that is putting profit ahead of rights. (Pandumaan-Sipituhuta / KSPPM / LifeMosaic, 2013)


Don’t Pulp Pandumaan-Sipituhuta: An Update

Don’t Pulp Pandumaan-Sipituhuta: An Update

The pulp and paper industry is growing all over Indonesia. The Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) company, is expanding its eucalyptus plantations on the lands of the indigenous communities of Pandumaan-Sipituhuta in North Sumatra. The communities have lived and worked on their lands for 13 generations. They are peacefully resisting to defend their forests and their livelihoods. But their defence of their lands comes at a heavy cost as they are criminalised. Please stand together with this community at the front-line of the global land grab that is putting profit ahead of rights. (Pandumaan-Sipituhuta / KSPPM / LifeMosaic, 2013)


Our Land Is Gone

Our Land Is Gone

The Malind Anim tribe in Zanegi Village, Merauke, Papua, Indonesia are hunter gatherers who rely on the forest for they livelihoods. They are born, raised and get food from the forest. But in the village of Zanegi, time have changed. The Medco corporation is clearing thousands of hectares of forest. Medco plans to convert 169,000 hectares of land to industrial tree plantations. This plantation is part of the milion hectare Meruake Integrated Food and Energy Estate, known as MIFEE. (Gekko Studio / Pusaka / SKP KAME, 2012)


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)


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)


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