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Himalayan Voices (compilation)

 Natural Resource Management in the Himalayan/Hindu Kush Regions

Participatory Video in Sakal Aduma

In December 2012, IUCN Netherlands invited InsightShare to conduct a capacity building programme in participatory video facilitation for its partner staff based in Meghalaya, north-east India. A three-stage training programme was developed for staff from the Wildlife Trust of India and reporters from the ‘What If We Change’ project, and delivered between January and April 2013. View the photo story here:

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TYI (Water)

This video was created by the people of Aretika - a small village located along the Simsang river in the South Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India. Traditionally, the people of Aretika have always been dependent on fishery to provide for their daily bread. In recent years however, the Simsang river has become heavily polluted as a result of the exploitation of numerous illegal coal mines along its banks.

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Cattle Grazing in the Forest Reserve

This short video (mixing drama with some interviews) explores the impact of free-grazing cattle inside the community-owned forest reserve.  Through the video-making process the participants investigated the issues and put forward proposals for protecting the reserve.  Their recommendations include establishing an cross-community agreement to cease all grazing inside the forest and the posting of signboards to remind everyone of the ban on free-grazing.

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Jhumming (Shifting Cultivation) in Sakal Aduma

Made by the people of Sakal Aduma village in the Garo Hills of Meghalaya, India. Mixing documentary and drama this short video explores the practise of 'Jhumming' - traditional methods of shifting cultivation - and how recent decreases in yields are forcing many within this tiny rural community (approximately 25 households) to consider taking up permanent agriculture in the form of plantations; in particular coffee, tea, orange and cardamom.

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Visions of a Sustainable World

A short film of voices from India, South Africa, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia, giving their answers to the question 'What is your vision of a sustainable world?'

Category: Video Messages

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Ngim Khuslai - No Need to Worry

A film made by community members from Nongtraw village, Khatarshnong, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India. The Village Development Committee wanted to send a message to their community and beyond that there is 'No Need to Worry' if you can depend on the local natural resources available freely such as wild vegetables, fish, and bamboo for building.

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Local Food of Nongtraw Village

A participatory video made by community members of the Khasi village of Nongtraw, East Khasi Hills, Khatarshnong, Meghalaya, North East India. These 3 film chapters were made as part of an InsightShare participatory video project initiated and funded by the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty.