30.09.2021

Indigenous calls for climate action – A screening of 4 documentary films giving voice to Indigenous Peoples from Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Myanmar

The event will give the audience a unique insight into Indigenous knowledge holders’ reflections on the climate crisis. The voices of Indigenous women, men and youth from Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Myanmar will be heard at this screening of award-winning documentaries by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs – IWGIA. The audience will also be given the opportunity to ask questions to Indigenous representatives as well as to the producer.

The Indigenous testimonies in the documentary films will make the audience put aside the negotiation texts for a moment, and refocus on the real and urgent reason of why we are gathered at COP 26. The reflections and wisdoms by Indigenous knowledge holders will provide insights into Indigenous Peoples’ environmental stewardship and sustainable living from which society ought to listen and learn.

IWGIA is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending Indigenous Peoples’ rights. The event is co-organised by Promotion of Indigenous and Nature Together (POINT), an Indigenous Peoples organisation from Myanmar, and the Autonomous Territorial Government of the Wampis Nation (GTANW) from Peru.

The documentary films will have Spanish/English subtitles/dubbing, and interpretation will be provided for the Q&A session.