Glimpses of Julio Cusurichi's Experience in Palawan| 7mins
Director: Dario Novellino | Producer: Dario Novellino
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: Philippines
The establishment of solidarity links between the indigenous communities of Palawan and those of Madre de Dios (Peru), who have resisted mining for more than two decades, has recently taken place. The establishment of this linkage took place right at the time when indigenous peoples of the Amazonian Peru had began various forms of open resistance against hydrocarbon extraction. Such exchanges promote the sharing of experiences as a way of: 1) fostering reflection and joint actions through the establishment of strategic alliances, and 2) addressing common problems regarding indigenous links, rights and claims over ancestral homelands and cultural landscapes. The envisaged goal is to enable the production of jointly produced video materials that could be used to exert pressure at a national and international policy level. Through Juliosâ€™ visit, a process of direct exchange between grassroots indigenous mobilization in Peru and local indigenous anti-mining movements in Palawan has been initiated.