We believe that video technology and geospatial data could be used as a tool for the advancement of indigenous rights and the preservation of nature
We train a new generation of indigenous leaders by providing the tools and skills to produce video content and develop geospatial maps to capture environmental change. We do this through our GeoStory Camps program, a 12-day workshop structured through a teaching curriculum on the basics of filmmaking and GIS mapping, offered in the local language.
The GeoStory Camps are realized while partnering with local filmmakers (our ambassadors) and geospatial analysts who are able to offer those workshops in the local spoken language. The ultimate goal is to use video content and cartographic data as proof of evidence to reclaim indigenous forestry lands back.
Indigenous community members who attend a GeoStory Camp will have the opportunity to be trained to pass their knowledge along to others in their communities. This will allow for a sustainable knowledge circle among the community.
To use video technology and geospatial data as a tool for the advancement of indigenous rights and the preservation of nature.
To transfer filmmaking and cartography skills to the communities who are on the frontline of the dangerous fight to protect the forests of our planet.
To ensure local ownership and empowerment as well as long-term project sustainability.
To connect indigenous communities with human rights organizations and use the video content and cartographic data as proof of evidence in court to reclaim and protect forest territories.
Our impact in numbers so far...
GeoStory Camps Organized
Indigenous People Trained