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.
Produced by: LifeMosaic / Gekko Studio / Jikalahari (14minutes)
Bugta is a message from the Talaandig tribe, Mindano, Philippines for COP15. The Talaandig community will hold a ritual during the Copenhagen summit, to pray for the leaders to protect the earth, and guarantee justice for all beings.
REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), is a climate change mitigation measure that seeks to reduce GHG emissions by preventing or reducing forest loss and forest degradation. Indigenous peoples living in these forests have urgent messages about REDD, its potential opportunities, and the risks of failure if indigenous peoples rights, and their traditional knowledge and practices are not recognised.
Produced by: LifeMosaic / Tebtebba / AMAN (7 minutes)
Indigenous peoples contribute very little to the underlying causes of climate change. Instead they have a lot to offer humanity at this time. Yet many are now being severely impacted by erratic weather, flooding and drought. In this short film, indigenous peoples from a variety of tribal and indigenous groups across Indonesia and the Philippines offer their messages to policy makers.
Produced by: LifeMosaic / Tebtebba / AMAN (6 minutes), 2009
The Centro para la Autonomía y Desarollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (CADPI) has produced a short video related to its ongoing project on indigenous peoples, climate change and REDD plus. The video, entitled "Working Towards Adaptation," is part of the 1-year project "Ensuring the Effective Participation of Indigenous Peoples in Global and National REDD Processes” funded by NORAD and implemented with Tebtebba. The film showcases the project undertaken in Nicaragua.
The activities in Nicaragua were carried out by Centro para la Autonomía y Desarollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (CADPI).
Directed by Mirna Cunningham. Produced by Dennis Mairena Arauz. Made by Dania Torres Hurtado. Cameramen - Mrlan Blinski, Elvin Gonzalez. 2010.