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First Nations First

Synopsis
Made to promote the ‘UN Decade of Indigenous People’, the film looks at the fundamental questions affecting the survival of indigenous peoples, who currently number 300 million, living in over 70 countries. Once dismissed as ‘too primitive’ to cope with modernisation, and for centuries the victims of discrimination, land seizures and wars, indigenous peoples have at last begun to be recognised for their skills in environmental management and for their knowledge of plant medicines. Land is central to their way of life and their culture, but today, as throughout history, governments around the world invoke the law as they allow the violation of indigenous groups’ land rights.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 21 min.
Year of production
1993
Availability
Hire (SI)
Sale (TVE); 2000 hire: £5.00 (+p&p) for 2 weeks 2000 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Anthropology; Development studies
Keywords
indigenous peoples; land rights

Credits

Director
Damien Rea; Paolo Ducasse
Producer
Damien Rea; Paolo Ducasse

Production Company

Name

Television Trust for the Environment

Notes
Now known as TVE

Distributor

Name

Survival International

Phone
020 7242 1441
Fax
020 7242 1771
Address
London
WC1N 3QL
Notes
Contact: Libarty Bollen, e-mail: lb@survival-international.org (4/00)
Name

TVE

Email
General email: tve@tve.org.uk.Sales and outreach: distribution@tve.org.uk
Web
http://tve.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 91 (11) 26 410 684
Address
46 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QJ
Notes
TVE works with partners globally to produce films on environment and development issues, as well as health and human rights. Most of the 600 films are available for sale on DVD for educational use. Previously known as Television Trust for the Environment.

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