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Oil Palm Free Islands shortlisted for award — If Not Us Then Who? Skip to main content

Oil Palm Free Islands shortlisted for award

We are delighted that Oil Palm Free Islands has been selected by the Socially Relevant Film Festival as a finalist in the shorts category and will be screened in New York on the 16th March at 4pm.

The film explores 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.

The aim of the festival is to bring socially relevant films to a wider audience. They believe that “through raised awareness, expanded knowledge about diverse cultures, and the human condition as a whole, it is possible to create a better world free of violence, hate and crime.”

Thank you to all those who contributed to the film, this screening will help us reach new audiences.



Last year, Our Fight, a Peruvian story was a finalist and we are delighted to see a second selection made from Indonesia.

The film is being screened alongside other shorts focusing on climate change at the Bow Tie Cinema.

You can see the full schedule here: http://www.ratedsrfilms.org/#!2016-schedule-at-a-glance/gr93d

We have some tickets available for friends – so if you are available and would like to attend the screening please email sophia@ifnotusthenwho.me.