New Short Film: Indigenous Plea to Halt Rainforest Destruction Brought To London

Indigenous rainforest activists from Borneo bring Cecilia Vicuña’s ‘Brain Forest Quipu’ to life in a moving solidarity ritual at London’s Tate Modern. Woven with interviews from leading environmentalists from the UK and Malaysia, the ceremony forms the centrepiece of a new short film by award-winning, activist-filmmaker, Fergus Dingle.

‘One With the Earth – One With Each Other’ is a plea for solidarity with global Indigenous land-defenders. It cries loudly: ‘We are one with the Earth – We are one with each other. What we do to the Earth, we do to each other.’

The CUT CAMPAIGN is an international partnership campaign to Clean Up the Tropical Timber Trade in the UK and beyond. We aim to amplify the voices of Indigenous rainforest Peoples, so they are heard, responded to and respected by UK consumers, businesses and Government. The partnership comprises: SAVE Rivers (Sarawak), KERUAN Organisation (Sarawak), Friends of the Earth (England, Wales, Northern Ireland) and Bruno Manser Fonds (Switzerland). CUT also has the support of The Borneo Project

FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES AND FURTHER STATEMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT:

  • Gaby Solly, artist and CUT campaigner: 07947 577503 / contact.CutCampaign@gmail.com
  • Fergus Dingle, filmmaker: 07818 041236
  • Dr Teo Hoon Seong, CUT campaigner: 07792 717504
  • Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) press office: 020 7566 1649

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