Lost in Palm Oil

Lost in Palm Oil :
Director: Inge Altemeier | Producer: Altemeier & Hornung Film Production
Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2007 | Story Teller’s Country: Germany
Tags: Asia, Indigenous Rights, Indonesia, Migration, Resources

Synopsis: What is the real cost of palm oil plantations in Indonesia? Does palm oil deserve a “green” reputation? This documentary investigates how the quickly expanding cultivation of Indonesian oil contributes to global warming and how rainforests are destroyed by a rapacious palm oil industry. Although many forest-dependant people are being evicted from their land, and seeing their rivers and water supplies polluted, some local communities are successfully resisting palm oil plantations.

Watch it: http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/festival/play/6846/Lost-in-Palm-Oil#videoDetail

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  1. Forgotten Bird of Paradise :
    Director: Dominic Brown | Producer: Dominic Brown
    Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2009 | Story Teller’s Country: United Kingdom
    Tags: Conflict, Indigenous Rights, Indonesia, Oceania, Resources

    Synopsis: Filmed undercover and without the knowledge or authority of the Indonesian authorities, “Forgotten Bird of Paradise” provides a rare and moving insight into the forgotten struggle for independence that has gripped West Papua for over 45 years. The documentary features never before seen footage of West Papuan rebel fighters at their stronghold deep in the jungle, as well as interviews with human rights victims and a secret interview with political prisoner Yusak Pakage. Film-maker Dominic Brown reflected that the situation in West Papua was “like apartheid”, and likened the transmigration program and anti-secession policies to genocide.


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