A short film to accompany the new Environmental Investigation Agency report Who Watches the Watchmen 2, a hard-hitting expose of major failures in the sustainability guarantee of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.
Tag - palm oil
Indigenous Auyu people in Boven Digoel, Papua, are living under the shadow of an environmental disaster. The Tanah Merah project is a plan to log billions of dollars-worth of precious timber from a vast area of pristine rainforest, raze what remains and replace it with oil palm. The project falls across one of the most important tracts of rainforest left in the world. The Auyu rely upon it for their livelihoods. The destruction is just beginning today, but already a vast area of forest has been destroyed. “All the natural resources that God has given us… It feels like the clouds have fallen,” an elder from Anggai told us. “All destroyed in an instant.”
Read the full story at www.thegeckoproject.org
Hear from Magdalena Pandan, a 35-year-old oil palm plantation worker in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, who rises before dawn every day to carry out her duties toward her job, her family and her crop lands.
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.
Nanang Sujana filming evidences and testimonies of people from Muara Tae in East Kalimantan, Indonesia about The abuses of palm oil company thought its subsidiary PT Borneo Surya Mining Jaya (PT Borneo). This film produced for Environmental Investigation Agency