Oil Palm Free Islands

Indigenous communities fight off conflict palm oil


Duration: 7:28

Released: May 2015

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From outsiders to political representatives, the indigenous struggle in the Mentawai islands is a 20 year struggle to be heard. We learn through the eyes of Gugen, a future Indigenous leader, as he meets the villagers, shamans, newspaper & radio stations that unify these threatened islands as they fend of conflict palm oil.

Who's Involved?


When decisions are made about their forests and ancestral lands communities have the right to free, prior, and informed consent. They should also be allowed to say no when governments and corporations threaten their livelihoods.

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