When Women Fight

Hope amidst the haze

Indonesia

Duration: 16:05


Available in 2 languages


Released: May 2016

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A short documentary about the youth movement in Kalimantan to tackle and end of the forest fire and toxic haze that has been happening since 1997.

A story of people struggling during the worst toxic haze in 2015 and their hope, told by a young Dayak activist based in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan.

When Women Fight does not only tell the indigenous activists’ effort to save their forest, land and their people, but it also delivers the message of hope, love and determination to stand for what they believe.

Awards

This film was screened in Freedom Film Festival 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, ASEAN People Forum in Timor Leste and in Festival Club Ubud Writer and Reader Festival 2016.

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Recognition to Land, Territories and Resources

Communities need ownership over their ancestral land in order to protect forests. With no formal land title traditional communities often face serious conflict when trying to evict illegal loggers, poachers and land grabbers. Who will believe their claims without precise maps and legal title deeds?

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