What Protection for Women Climate Activists ?
The last two years have been the deadliest for environmental activists. Their actions criminalized, even labelled as "terrorist", while they and their families are subjected to relentless pressure and threats. Women and indigenous people are particularly affected: for many indigenous women, their land is the source of their livelihood, spirituality and culture. Destroying land and forests often means the destruction of a whole people. Brazil is symptomatic of these struggles: after the election of Jair Bolsonaro and while the Amazon –a global symbol of the collective welfare– burns, targeted killings increase. How can we protect these activists and help them in their struggle?
Two episodes of the Brazilian series Aruanas will be screened. They recount the investigation by four women working for Aruanas, an environmental NGO, into crimes linking a powerful mining company to illegal miners in the Amazon rainforest.
Sunday 8 March
Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle
Co-presented with the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
Claudelice Da Silva Santos Brazilian activist for the right to land and to life
Charmian Gooch Global Witness Co-Founder & Director.
Estela Renner Director of Aruanas
Sebastien Malo Journalist, Reuters
Aruanas (Episodes 1 and 5)
by Estela Renner
- Section: Thematic film
- Original language: Portuguese
- Subtitles: English & French
Marcos Nisti & Estela Renner
- Taís Araújo
- Thainá Duarte
- Débora Falabella
- Leandra Leal
- Marcos Nisti
- Estela Renner
Autour de Nuestras Madres : exhumer la violence politique
Thursday 12 March