Using our powerful visuals we are organising a global roadshow to reach new audiences and help build a movement in support of the indigenous fight to protect forests.
Since our launch in September 2014 we have hosted 15 events in 9 countries including in Paris at COP21, where 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. Our events have been in the USA, Peru, Indonesia, Germany, France, Mexico, London and they have been photo exhibitions, press conferences, musical events, art spaces, film screenings, virtual reality and high level dialogues. We want people to connect emotionally and intellectually to the people in our stories. The ‘If Not Us Then Who?’ awareness campaign hopes to create a space where experts, decision makers and the public can build understanding that inspires and networks that last.
In 2016 we hosted events in New York for Earth Week and the signing of the Paris Agreement. We also hosted events in Mexico City and Cancún to raise awareness of the role indigenous peoples and local communities play in protecting the world’s biodiversity during the UN Convention on Biodiversity COP13.
In 2017 we supported our partner events in Indonesia and Brazil as well as training indigenous youth filmmaking skills in Mexico and Indonesia so they can tell their own story. We finished the year with an ambitious Road to Bonn bus tour stopping in 7 different European Cities to make their message heard.
In 2018 we hosted our most ambitious Community Corner yet, in San Francisco a stone’s throw away from the Global Climate Action Summit we hosted a 4 day event in partnership with the Hip Hop Caucus – more details to follow. We have also been stepping our capacity building projects supporting audio-visual and storytelling training in Mexico, Panama and Indonesia.
Our ultimate goal is to draw attention to the wider issue of deforestation, community-based solutions and to put pressure on governments to ensure they fulfill their commitments to slowing climate change.
Stay in touch to find out more about our next events.
‘It was a pleasure participating in the wonderful community space you created with the Hip Hop Caucus in California’ Darren Walker, Ford Foundation - October 2018
'[Our Village] had the feel of a family reunion as their stage rang loudly, day and night, with cries and chants to ancestral spirits and translated words of age-old wisdom' Justin Catanoso, Mongabay - October 2018