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Oil Palm Free Islands

Indigenous communities fight off conflict palm oil




May 2015



  • Activism
  • Culture
  • Indonesia
  • Participatory-made film

From outsiders to political representatives, 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, shamens, newspaper & radio stations that unify these threatened islands.

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