2:00 – 3:50PM
1st Film: BEING EMBERÁ
By Paul Redman
Indigenous culture needed to protect forests.
Reclaiming and strengthening indigenous culture is vital to maintaining ancestral connections to nature. This must be passed onto future generations by celebrating indigenous traditions. Embera youth are spearheading a cultural revival, after decades of assimilation, through traditional body painting and storytelling. Meanwhile sustainable community forestry initiatives are creating low impact income for communities that rely on healthy forests for their survival.
2nd Film: OWNERS OF THE FOREST
A new model of conservation is emerging. It is one that values the role of local communities and reconciles protecting biodiversity with the use and management of resources. In the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacán, communities play a vital role in conservation efforts and several have been recognized with awards for their work. However, these communities need to be better supported to manage conservation efforts and receive direct access to funding in order to protect their forests most effectively.
By Ivan Jairipio
3rd Film FREEDOM BRASIL
By Paul Redman
Brazil’s African slave descendants, the Quilombola, have fought a long and hard struggle for recognition. After the abolition of the slave trade they were left abandoned and ostracized, devoid of rights and outside of Brazilian mainstream society.
But things are slowly changing amongst rural communities. In the 1988 constitution Brazil’s Quilombola were granted access to land rights and since then they have been actively building a way to secure land tenure on the sites where many have lived for generations.
4th Film IDENTITY
Identity loss is spreading throughout indigenous populations due to each country’s development by way of hydroelectric constructions, skyscrapers, roads and deforestation. Communities are left without protection, with their cultures and traditions being killed along the way.
5th Film SEMUNYING
Palm oil conflict in Semunying, Indonesia. 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.
6th Film: MIS TAKEN
By YUNFEI WU
7th Film: KE’WKU *WORLD PRIMIERE*
By Sean Stiller
Q& A: with Sean Stiller
8th Film: THE GUY CAME ON HORSEBACK
When the rural man got aware of the truth that his disabled son has fallen in love with their neighbor’s daughter, He decides to work around it…
9th Film: ONE TRIPLE COFFEE
By Zahara Jafari
A woman is going to choose between two men to marry. The One full of contradictions and madnesses, but deeply in love with her, or the even one who can donate her peace and calmness.
Break @ 3:50 – 4:15 PM