Tag - indigenous peoples

Silent Cry in the Kampar Peninsula (2010)

The Kampar Peninsula is 700,000 hectares of peatland up to 15 metres deep, on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. The peat contains more than 2 billion tonnes of carbon. 400,000 hectares of forest remain standing, 300,000 hectares have been converted to oil palm and pulp and paper plantations. All eyes are on the Kampar: loggers, carbon traders, and plantation companies including the giant RAPP pulpwood planter. But where does this leave the Akit and Melayu indigenous peoples who inhabit the peninsula? This film tells the human story behind one of the biggest carbon stores in the world.

The Dayak Meratus (2008)

The Dayak Meratus communities have created co-operatives and developed business institutions that protect their resources. The communities use non-timber forest products such as rubber to generate sustainable livelihoods. However, the encroachment of private businesses on the local forestland for large scale oil palm plantations, mining and forest concessions threaten their way of life and have forced them to respond.

We Not Ask For More (2007)

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.

Voices From The Forest (2006)

This film is the story of people living near tropical forests in Southeast Asia, in particular the story of indigenous communities in Malaysia, Indonesian and the Philippines. The film explores a community life entwined with the fate of their forest homes. The Voices from the Forest.