“Conservation Refugees” ist online

Der Film “Conservation Refugees” ist online. Der Film gewann den ‘Special Mention Award’ durch die Jury beim Chicago Short Film Festival , den Award “Special Prize of the Jury” und “Special Prize from the Estonian Ministry of Environment” beim 8en Matsalu Nature Film Festival in Estland (http://www.matsalufilm.ee/festival/auhinnad_eng.html) sowie den “UWIP Award” beim NAIFF Film Festival in der tschechischen Republik.

Conversation Refugees – Expelled from Paradise (englisch) – von Steffen Keulig, Marketfilm

It is no secret that millions of native people around the world have been forced off their homelands to make way for oil, mines, timber, and agriculture. But few people realize that the same thing has happened for a cause which is considered by many as much nobler: land and wildlife conservation. Indigenous peoples evicted from their ancestral homelands, for conservation initiatives, have never been counted; they are not even officially recognised as refugees. The number of people displaced from their traditional homelands is estimated to be close to 20 million. These expelled native peoples have been living sustainable for generations on what can only be reasonably regarded as their ancestral land. (24 Minuten)