Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Keepers of the Earth in Chiapas

The Maya indigenous people of Chiapas, Mexico are "pueblos de Mais", peoples of the corn. Their existence, struggle for a life with dignity and their ancient message to balance our communities with Mather Earth is clearly linked to their land. The economic, political, social and cultural rights as indigenous people cannot be recognized or fully understood without the recognition of their rights to their land.

Watch this clip for the work in progress documentary Keepers of the Earth. Keepers of the Earth is an inside look at the battle over transforming the earth’s dwindling biodiversity into sustainable development. As the threat of environmental catastrophe mounts, biodiversity gains more and more traction as a hot commodity. Mexico is a mega-diverse country and keenly aware of the potential to turn green plants into green dollars.

Keepers of the Earth uncovers the battle between environmentalists and indigenous tribes for Mexico's greatest natural wonder, the Lacandon Jungle. At the upcoming 2010 UN Climate Talks, will the rainforest be saved or will people fighting for survival win back their land.

Read more here http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1674707503/keepers-of-the-earth-a-feature-documentary