Jail is the reward for Momonus and Jamaludin to defend their ancestral lands. For 12 years already these Semunying indigenous territories have been controlled by P.T. In Ledo Lestari. Their dense forest had been turned into a palm oil plantation landscape. Although they have been persecuted and abused in their ancestral land, their fight is not extinguished.
Tag - west kalimantan
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The indigenous people of Sungai Utik, a Dayak Iban community in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, have maintained a strong traditional connection to their forests despite continuous pressure from logging and palm oil companies intent on taking their land. Their forests remain intact and their traditional values are keeping their community together. If we want to keep forests and maintain food security we need to trust and support communities like the indigenous Dayak Iban. As they tackle the impacts of climate change, through the sustainable forestry traditional both to their culture and to their understanding of nature, they can offer us climate solutions and hope for the future.
People of Sungai Utik village, a Dayak group in heart of Borneo have long struggle to have a recognition from Indonesian government for their customary forest. Why they ask for this? since early 1980 their forest is under threat from logging company, and recently large scale forest conversion is the main threat, to avoid this threat they use a different approach, Eco-label certification!
The film show how their wisdom in protection the ancient forest as portrait of indigenous peoples movement in Indonesia.