Sell Off (2005): Deep in the jungles of South America, the culture of escaped slaves has been preserved for over three centuries. But their unique heritage is now being threatened by developers.
For downloads and more information visit http://www.journeyman.tv/18426/short-films/sell-off.html
The former Dutch colony of Suriname is home to the largest undisturbed expanse of tropical rainforest and the highest number of ethnic groups in the world. “You have the indigenous people, the bushnegroe cultures. It’s a unique and wonderful mix that is not found anywhere else,” explains Russel Mittermeier from Conservation International But with 70% of the population living below the poverty line, the government is considering selling forest land to developers. “Our government has put our forest out for sale,” laments resident Cornelly Olivera. But indigenous people see themselves as the legal owners of the forests and are determined to fight all developments.
Sapiens Productions – Ref. 2635
Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world’s most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world’s top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you’ll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.