Genre: Documentary
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RROMUEPATSRO: Mapping the Historical-Cultural Space of the Yanesha, Perú

Duration: 9:22
Recommended for use in: M06

This video is the first in a series titled "Where Our Ancestors Walked: Mapping the Historical-Cultural Space of the Yanesha People," which was made in collaboration with the Yanesha people in order to preserve their history and its relation with their territory as sacred landscape. Rromuepatsro presents the Yanesha people, located in the eastern slope of the Peruvian central Andes, and explores their vital relationship with their ancestors and the natural landscape. It shows how they have used PGIS, anthropological research and Yanesha oral history to map their historical cultural space and thus reaffirm their millennial link to the ancient world and the civilisation of the central Andes. ... more.
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Reviving Our Culture, Mapping Our Future

Duration: 12:40
Recommended for use in: M06, M08, M15

This video tells the story of a special gathering in Venda, South Africa and a community process in eco-cultural mapping. Indigenous leaders from Altai (Russia) and the Colombian Amazon and NGO representatives from Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa accompany the Tshidvizhe community as they explore a simple yet powerful way to express the past and present of their territory and livelihoods onto hand-drawn maps. The maps highlight the importance of their culture, sacred sites and territory, and empower them to map the future towards which they need to strive. Production: The Gaia Foundation, African Biodiversity Network, Mupo Foundation and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation ACP-EU (CTA). ... more.
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Lessons learned in constructing a participatory 3D model in Telpaneca, Nicaragua

Duration: 8:52
Recommended for use in: M10

This video discusses the construction of a 3D model in a rural area. It is based on an experience that took place with the indigenous peoples in the territories of Telpaneca in Nicaragua. ... more.
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Community Mapping in Tsunami-affected Areas in Aceh, Indonesia

Duration: 9:00
Recommended for use in: M08

This touching nine-minute video describes how community mapping was used in Aceh, Indonesia after the 2005 tsunami. ... more.
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Mapping for Change 2005: Report Back

Duration: 13:41
Recommended for use in: M01,M06

A 13-minute reportage on the Mapping for Change Conference which took place in Nairobi, Kenya on 7-10 September 2005. The reportage features interviews with practitioners from around the globe and summarises the process and outcomes of the event. A total of 154 participants from 45 countries including Indigenous and First Nations people shared their experiences. Working groups responding to specific tasks brought participants together to engage in collaborative learning on issues including: (i) enabling and disabling environments; (ii) sharing experiences on ways of representing local spatial knowledge, claiming land and managing resources, issues related to participatory process, and ideas on how to support the safeguarding of cultural heritage; and (iii) building a common vision among Participatory Geographic Information Systems (PGIS) practitioners. The event included the development of a way forward for enhancing networking and communication, drafting regional strategies for supporting the practice, and promoting it vis-à-vis donors and international development agencies. ... more.