Nestled below the snow-capped mountains on the eastern cordillera of the Colombian Andes is the town of Güicán, known internationally to hikers as the gateway to Colombia’s magnificent Cocuy National Park. To the east of the mountain range the impenetrable tropical vegetation provides cover from air strikes for the guerrilla armies along the Venezuelan border. […]
TURN is a documentary film that’s firmly fixed on the health disparities that face Native Americans today and what a group of indigenous women are doing about it. Reflecting a narrative of community health and well-being, the 70-minute documentary follows Roxanne Swentzell as she introduces a pre-contact diet to her Santa Clara Pueblo community; Choreographer […]
The debates on GMO and organic farming, the future of farmers and agriculture, and the politics of food are not new. But even so, we find ourselves today at a crucial point, not just in terms of a movement committed to resisting biological and ecological destruction, but also in the presence of a network of […]
Recent years have seen an exponential increase in land deals across the Philippines with the conversion of large expanses of land with crops mainly intended for export. Meanwhile, traditional upland farming practices implemented through swidden (‘slash-and-burn’) technology–known locally as kaingin or more appropriately uma–are demonized and antagonized through restrictive legislation. This is despite the fact […]
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