Protecting The Climate Through Video Activism
For frontline communities grappling with the impacts of deforestation, voice, visibility, and timely action are paramount. Video is among the most powerful tools that communities have at their disposal to defend their land and their livelihoods; when used effectively and with an eye towards long-term justice, it can amplify stories of abuse, collect important evidence, and increase pressure on governments and corporations.
This project will build a stronger regional movement of frontline communities throughout Latin America to create visual documentation and collect evidence to protect and defend their ancestral lands from deforestation and exploitation, combat climate change, and fight for human rights. The project seeks to shift power dynamics by empowering grassroots communities to shine a spotlight on the realities of climate destruction. By harnessing the power of video and technology to inform, persuade, and mobilize, we will protect vital local ecosystems, our climate, and the rights of vulnerable communities.
The Postcode Foundation supports the project with SEK 5,200,000.
What the program delivers
In the project, small, local organizations that’s largely made up of indigenous peoples will be trained, capacity strengthened, resources provided and continuous support in how technology and video can be used to inform, mobilize and conduct effective advocacy work to protect indigenous peoples’ rights to nature.
Why we support this project
This project contributes to fulfilling the Postcode Foundation’s statutes on working for a better environment.
Project time status
This project started in January 2021 and ends in December 2022
For more information: https://www.witness.org/