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5x5: Voices of Change from the Forests of Indonesia + Hope: Indigenous Climate Change Solutions

Five short films from Indigenous communities across Indonesia show their response to threats to their forests posed by miners, loggers, palm oil plantations and global warming. In the sixth film a Dayak Iban community inspires hope as it offers a simple solution to the global climate crisis.

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Face to Face Media | 2008 | 37 minutes

Arrows Against the Wind

The Dani and the Asmat come face to face with the modern world in Irian Jaya.

Bullfrog Films | 1993 | 52 minutes

Arrows Against the Wind

West Papua, the "Amazon of Asia" is a vast tropical rainforest that has been occupied for  25,000 years.  The Dani and the Asmat people have lived in spiritual harmony with the land for millennia. Now they are threatened by Indonesia's policy of assimilation and the destruction of their lands. This title has one or more clips.

Face to Face Media | 1993 | 52 minutes

Before the Flood I

Part I. The residents of the ancient Chinese cities of Fengjie clash with officials forcing them to evacuate their homes -- along with millions of other residents -- to make way for the massive Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River. This title has one or more clips.

Face to Face Media | 2005 | 147 minutes

Before the Flood II

Part II. Yan Yu follows up his first film with Before the Flood II, a profile of the residents of Gongtan, a 1700-year-old village soon to be demolished and flooded during the construction of Three Gorges dams and reservoir. This title has one or more clips.

Face to Face Media | 2008 | 60 minutes

Blowpipes and Bulldozers

The story of the Penan, a tribe of rainforest nomads in Borneo, as seen by Bruno Manser.

Bullfrog Films | 1989 | 60 minutes

Brazil's Women Warriors

* New title added Fall 2022 *

400,000 women harvest the nuts of the babassu palm, which is used to produce soap, oil, bread, charcoal,and cosmetics, providing them a modest living. When access to the trees was denied, a movement began.

Face to Face Media | 2014 | 8 minutes

Building a Longhouse as a Cultural Center

* New title added Fall 2022 *

Kynan Tegar, a young Indigenous filmmaker, documents a cultural revival and the consruction of a traditional longhouse for the first time in 50 years

Face to Face Media | 2021 | 12 minutes

Dams, Drugs and Democracy

This compelling documentary places Myanmar's Myitsone Dam in the context of the Kachin insurgency which has ravaged the country for more than five decades in the struggle for control the region’s rich resources. This title has one or more clips.

Face to Face Media | 2015 | 62 minutes

Daughters of the Forest

A group of girls in a remote forest in Paraguay are transformed at an experimental high school where they learn to protect the threatened forest and build a future for themselves.

Bullfrog Films | 2017 | 56 minutes