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Fighting Big Corporations

A collection of stories highlighting indigenous peoples and local communities fighting big corporations, from oil to mining, palm oil to hydroelectric dams.

Piatúa Resists!

Indigenous Kichwa community of the Pastaza province in the Amazon have been fighting the construction of a hydroelectric dam that will have a serious impact on the Piatúa river and the communities that live on its banks. It is also recognised as one of the most biodiverse areas of the planet. This documentary, from indigenous […]

Living Treasure

The communities of the Sierra Norte de Puebla are pioneers in community forest management. They have successfully developed this practice for more than 40 years. Currently, the area is seriously threatened by a mining project in its exploration phase, if approved would cause great devastation to forests, water, and soils of the region. To confront […]

Niyamgiri - The Mountain of Law

The Dongria Kondh are an indigenous community residing in the sacred Niyamgiri hills and forests (Odisha, India). For nearly two decades the community has been campaigning and fighting legal battles to save their sacred land from bauxite mining. More than seventy million tonne of bauxite lies beneath the ancient sacred groves of Niyamgiri that a […]

Forest People of Tobelo Halmahera

On the island of Halmahera, North Mollucas, more than 300 mining permits threaten the existence of priceless tropical forests. Illegal logging is also a problem for indigenous people in the village of Forest Tobelo people in Dodaga village. Deeply concerned with the condition of their forests that they struggle to resist.

Elements of Life for Timor People

Mutis Mountain, an area of rich biodiversity the headwaters for all of West Timor’s major rivers, which supply drinking and irrigation water for much of the people on the island. The indigenous Mollo people’s survival is inextricably linked to these natural resources, which are considered sacred. By organizing hundreds of local villagers to peacefully occupy […]

UCHUNYA: Where Will We Live?

In the territory of the Shipibo people of the Peruvian Amazon, the indigenous community of Santa Clara de Uchunya are facing the devastation of their ancestral forests and rivers. This is due to the aggressive expansion of a palm oil plantation operated by Plantaciones de Pucallpa S.A.C., a member of a group of companies controlled […]

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