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.
Through this video the people of Sakal Aduma hope to encourage and support one another in making the change to plantation agriculture, that they themselves now prioritise, whilst urging key stakeholders to engage with and assist them in making this difficult transition.
This video was produced during a participatory video workshop facilitated by staff from the Wildlife Trust of India and reporters from the 'What If We Change' project, in January 2013. It took place as part of a capacity building programme delivered by InsightShare - a UK-based organisation pioneering the use of participatory video with communities around the world - and was funded by IUCN Netherlands.