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People’s Planet Project is a Nonprofit registered in The Netherlands under RSIN: 860079363

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Empowering indigenous communities to protect our forests and its biodiversity through powerful stories

Our Letter To The Earth

We are a global movement with the aim to assist indigenous communities in their battle against deforestation through documentaries and participatory films. We wrote a letter to the Earth and promised to stand with the indigenous communities, the guardians of the forests.

The Docu Camps At Heart

We believe that video technology could be used as a tool for the advancement of human rights and the preservation of nature. We train a new generation of indigenous people by providing the tools and skills to produce video content to capture the daily unsustainable practices faced and tell first hand stories that would enable policy change regarding the preservation of indigenous forest territories.

Featured Film

"The Indigenous Quest"

Carbon-rich forest lands are being cleared in order to meet the rising global demand for palm oil, releasing carbon into the atmosphere to drive global warming with severe consequences for the environment and endangered species. Indonesia lost 72% of its forest to industries like timber paper and palm oil. This short documentary tells the story of Mr. Japin, an indigenous farmer from the Silat Hulu community, West Borneo, Indonesia. He is fighting to get his customary forest back that has been seized without prior and informed consent by the palm oil multinational Sinar Mas Group.

Voices on the ground

“Our forests are cleared to make way for palm oil plantations.The trees, animals, medicine and clean water sources are gone. And with them, happiness is gone.”

“Indigenous People are not sitting down, we are taking action.

And women are at the forefront of these actions.”

‘’We are facing a critical moment. Indigenous peoples’ land rights are under attack. We’re under direct attack. Our existence is at stake, our very lives are at stake.”

‘’We’re fighting for soil, land, food, trees, water, birds.

We’re fighting for life.”