AIPP’s Latest Videos

Community Based Forest Management: Local Solutions to Global Challenges


The video on “Community Based Forest Management: Local Solutions to Global Challenges” expounds on the important role of community based forest management in indigenous peoples’ livelihood and food security; spiritual and cultural values; and climate change mitigation. The video focuses on the land use system of Lua (La-weu) indigenous peoples including sustainable practice of shifting cultivation in northern Thailand; and the challenges faced by the Bhagpani and Sitalupakha Women’s Community Forestry User Groups on forest management in Nepal.The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) produced this video in collaboration with Indigenous Peoples’ ...



“Climate Change in a reality. In order to mitigate its adverse impact, there no doubt that we need to conserve our forests. In this video meet the women and men of the Kouy indigenous peoples of Cambodia to discover more about what the forest means to them and how indigenous women have taken the lead to protect the forest.”

When can we go back!


“It took over twenty years of hard work by Indigenous Peoples representatives to have a declaration affirming the collective rights of Indigenous peoples to be adopted by the United Nations. Most of the countries in Asia have adopted this United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Here is a story of Karen Indigenous Peoples in Thailand illustrating why we need this declaration and what can happen when the basic human rights of indigenous peoples are ignored.”

Kandaw Kulen Pig: Restoring Indigenous Resources in Cambodia


Kandaw Kulen Pigs represent a key resource for the indigenous communities living in Svay Leu District, Cambodia. However, deforestation has become a great issue for this kind of breeding. Oxfam Italia has been working in the district to support the local economy by providing microcredit and training programs. This is a small doc commissioned by Oxfam Italia for a no-profit campaign. The video was produced by Emanuele Cidonelli and Davide Grotta. Subtitles and synch were edited by Vincenza Malandrino. All Copyrights are reserved © April 2013

Logging and Deforestation in Borneo, Interview with Iban Chief


Deep in the heart of Borneo, near Kapit, Sarawak, I interview an Iban Chief about logging on his Tribal Land. Iban activist Peter John Jaban acts as translator of the Iban Language. The Iban still live off the Jungle; hunting, fishing and growing crops. They live together in longhouses and were originally known for the practise of headhunting, that is beheading any strangers or neighbouring tribes to maintain and expand their hunting grounds. Source: Overlander

Our Land Our Lives


This documentary, filmed by Kwe Ka Lu Team, is about the story of the impact of Dawei Special Economic Zone in Southern Burma. It was produced by Kwe Ka Lu in partnership with Communities Sustainable Livelihood and Development (CSLD), and supported by Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN).

Thailand’s displaced Karen long for mountains


Families forced into sanctioned town after park officals set fire to village following deforestation claims. Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan National Park has been home to members of the Karen ethnic group for generations – but in July 2011, park officials set one of the villages on fire and forced them to leave. The officials accused the Karen people of deforestation and of growing marijuana plants – accusations they denied. The park director says that failed negotiations over two years left him little choice but to take drastic measures. Fearful of having their homes and farms destroyed, many Karen families moved into ...

Indigenous Peoples and the Struggle for their Homeland


Land, Territory and natural resources are not only viewied as an economic resource for the survival of indigenous peoples, but also identity. The identity of an existence that is contained within a value system: social, cultural and spiritual, inherited from generation to generation. Many of the permit issued by central and local goverment are without due process of FPIC (Free prior and informed consent). The arrival of development project permits are putting indigenous peoples as a spectator of development, not as an actor. The indigenous peopes are becoming poorer. They increasingly no longer have accsess to nearby resources that had ...

Sarawak corrupt deal-making exposed in sting video


A Global Witness documentary has exposed behind-the-scenes corrupt deal-making in Sarawak in a video featuring an investigator posing as a ‘potential investor’ meeting Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s relatives and well-connected lawyers. What is this film about? This investigation provides undercover footage of the corruption and illegality at the heart of governance in Sarawak, Malaysia’s largest state, on the island of Borneo.

Don’t Pulp Pandumaan-Sipituhuta: A David and Goliath Tale


The pulp and paper industry is growing all over Indonesia. The Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) company, is expanding its eucalyptus plantations on the lands of the indigenous communities of Pandumaan-Sipituhuta in North Sumatra. The communities have lived and worked on their lands for 13 generations. They are peacefully resisting to defend their forests and their livelihoods. But their defence of their lands comes at a heavy cost as they are criminalised. Please stand together with this community at the front-line of the global land grab that is putting profit ahead of rights.