Selkie: Restoring land, water and hope in the Finnish Boreal

Selkie: Restoring land, water and hope in the Finnish Boreal

In the small Finnish village of Selkie, villagers and locally-based YLNM members the Snowchange Cooperative are working to rescue their watershed from the impacts of a local peat mine. In Selkie, a new 30-minute film from Pretty Good Productions, the story of this remarkable village unfolds, exploring local identity, the importance of place and...

Community Mapping & Resistance Ghana

Community Mapping & Resistance Ghana

This film follows the successful efforts of the community of Tanchara to resist the activities of Australian gold mining corporation Azumah Resources on their lands in north west Ghana. Tanchara’s story highlights the importance of being well organised and united as a community in the face of a mining threat;...

No to the plunder of our territories! Yes to ICCAs— territories of life!

No to the plunder of our territories! Yes to ICCAs— territories of life!

On the 15th of December 2016, YLNM members the ICCA Consortium organized a flash event at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13) in Cancun (Mexico). The event — entitled: “No to the plunder of our territories! Yes to...

Beneath the surface: Practical films to help communities fight mining

Beneath the surface: Practical films to help communities fight mining

In this series of short videos from the New Media Advocacy Project, communities resisting mining around the world share their knowledge both of the impacts of mining and how they are fighting back. The films offer practical advice for communities resisting mining. Other films in the series include: Beneath the...

2015 was the worst year on record for killings of land and environmental defenders

2015 was the worst year on record for killings of land and environmental defenders

More than three people were killed a week in 2015 defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries. In their new report On Dangerous Ground, Global Witness documented 185 killings across 16 countries – by far the highest annual death toll on record and more than double the number of...

Indigenous Protests in Brazil to Protect Their Territories

Indigenous Protests in Brazil to Protect Their Territories

This video, by AJ+, gives a quick low-down on the indigenous protests in Brazil against the proposed change to the constitution which would allow the government to demarcate sacred indigenous territories for mining and other extractive activities....

#VideoAsEvidence

#VideoAsEvidence

Video captured by citizens and activists can be instrumental in drawing attention to human rights abuses, calling for investigations and advocating for change. But many filmers want their videos to do more: they want their footage to expose abuse and help bring about justice. However, the quality of citizen video...

#StandWithAmadiba

#StandWithAmadiba

Protestors from several organisations gathered in London yesterday to call on British millionaire Graham Edwards to help end Australian mining company Mineral Resources Limited (MRC) involvement in a controversial Xolobeni titanium mine on South Africa’s Wild Coast, or else divest his shares in the company. British property magnate Edwards is...

Disobedience

Disobedience

Disobedience is film by Disobedient Productions about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with the power and pollution of the fossil fuel industry....

Sløtface: Anti-mining Activist Punk Rockers

Sløtface: Anti-mining Activist Punk Rockers

The Norwegian punk four-piece Sløtface have released their new music video Sponge State, which sees them atop a mountain playing a concert for, and standing with, activists against Nordic Mining’s dumping of more than 250 million tonnes of waste into the scenic fjord at Førde, Norway. The band themselves are...