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

*New Film Added Fall 2020* 
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 cllimate crisis.

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Global Environmental Justice | 2008 | 37 minutes

Against My Will

The stories of three women who took refuge at the Dastak women's shelter in Pakistan, founded to help women fleeing abusive and murderous families.

Icarus Films | 2002 | 50 minutes

Angry Monk

Gendun Choephel, a legendary figure in Tibet, turned from the monastic life he was born to (as the reincarnation of a Buddhist lama), to become a fierce critic of his country's religious conservatism and isolationism.

Icarus Films | 2005 | 97 minutes

Around India with a Movie Camera

Sandhya Suri skillfully weaves together archival footage—including hand colored sequences and a new score—to create a story about life across India from 1899 to 1947.

Icarus Films | 2018 | 72 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.

Global Environmental Justice | 1993 | 52 minutes

At the End of a Gun

The devastating effect that the civil war in Sri Lanka is having on women.

Bullfrog Films | 2000 | 25 minutes

Bitter Seeds

The final film in Micha X. Peled's Globalization Trilogy examines the epidemic of suicides amongst India's cotton farmers, deeply in debt after switching to genetically modified seeds.

Bullfrog Films | 2012 | 88 minutes

Blood and Gold

Blood and Gold: Inside Burma’s Hidden War explores the intensification of violence as a cease-fire collapses and a civil war flares up between Burma’s government military forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in the country’s Kachin State.

Global Environmental Justice | 2012 | 24 minutes

The Caste Struggle

A controversial affirmative action policy in India has brought about unprecedented social and political change.

Icarus Films | 2008 | 52 minutes

City Life - Lines in the Dust

In revolutionary programs in Northern Ghana and India, gender roles are challenged, and illiterate adults educated.

Bullfrog Films | 2002 | 27 minutes