Neram N'Dok| 40mins
Director: LuÃs Melo, Diogo Ferreira, Emanuel Ramos | Producer: NGO Instituto Marques de Valle Flor, NGO Tiniguena
Focus Years: 2013 | Country: Portugal
Neram Nâ€™Dok is a BijagÃ³ expression which means â€œtake it and keep it with youâ€. This is a film that takes a look at the process of participatory governance in the Urok Islands, a protected marine area in the BijagÃ³s Archipelago in Guinea-Bissau, where conservation, development, culture and tradition are inseparable elements, on which the management model of this area is based. This process is based on the recovery and the update of the traditional rules and combines the conservation of natural resources with development actions and improvement of living conditions of the resident population. In an age where the natural and cultural values of the BijagÃ³ ethnicity are suffering threats from the growing pressure from the outside world, the biodiversity, the culture, the tradition and the development, are the pillars on which the strategy of Urok participatory governance rest.
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