The Human Zoo

Indigenous culture reduced to human zoos

India

Duration: 9:41


Available in 1 languages


Released: March 2010

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The commodification of indigenous culture for tourism in Odisha, india is in blatant display with the exhibition of indigenous people in galleries. The very same communities face displacement and dispossession due to mining companies.

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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