Sinar Mas Myths and Realities

Sinar Mas, Indonesia's largest palm oil and paper company with arms including APP and Golden Agri Resources, spins a tale about how it protects rainforests and peatlands. But in reality, Sinar Mas continues hell-bent on destruction as this recent evidence from Greenpeace shows... For the real story, go to http://www.greenpeace.org/sinar-mas

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Believe in APP Sinar Mas?

Believe in APP Sinar Mas?

Do you believe the slogans of Sinar Mas? Do they have sustainable forest industry practices, do they protect tiger habitats, do they care about the local communities? (Greenpeace Indonesia, 2011)


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Behind the Page - Part 1

Behind the Page - Part 1

Behind the Page (Di Balik Kertas) is a 2 part film about industrial timber plantations (HTI) in Indonesia. The film is designed to be used by local facilitators and communities whose lands are in or near existing HTI permit areas, or in areas where new permits for mills or HTI plantations will be allocated. The film is based on the voices of people from 8 communities in Papua, North Sumatra, Riau and Jambi, which have lost part or all of their ancestral land to HTI. How has this change impacted their community economies, their water, culture, food security and land rights? And how are they organising themselves to face these challenges? (LifeMosaic, 2012)


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Behind the Page - Part 2

Behind the Page - Part 2

This is part 2 of a 2 part film about industrial timber plantations (HTI) in Indonesia. The film is designed to be used by local facilitators and communities whose lands are in or near existing HTI permit areas, or in areas where new permits for mills or HTI plantations will be allocated. This film looks at strategies and tactics that communities are using to defend their rights when facing Industrial Tree Plantations. There are many examples where communities have been successful in getting what they want for the future of their land. Some communities may want to negotiate with the company specifying which areas of community land the company can use, and which areas it must leave alone. Other communties may chose to refuse mills or plantations on their lands altogether, and others may wish to regain their lands from a HTI concession that is already established. For any of these situations it is essential that a community is well organised, well informed and united in order to make wise decisions and effective strategies for their futures. (LifeMosaic, 2012)

Related Project

Oil Palm

Oil Palm

LifeMosaic, in partnership with Friends of the Earth and Sawit Watch, coordinated a project aimed at bringing critical information about the impacts of oil palm to communities in plantation expansion areas, enabling them to make informed decisions about their lands and their futures.

Pulp and Paper

Pulp and Paper

LifeMosaic has produced and distributed a series of films about industrial timber plantations in Indonesia. The films focus on how these plantations impact on the local economies, lives and land rights of the communities living on or near them.

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