Video resources

Profit and Loss

26 Sep 2014

From Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, native people fight the loss of land, water and health to mining and oil industries.

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Women in Agriculture

5 Feb 2013

Everyday in Papua New Guinea's rugged eastern Highlands province, the nation's biggest business success story is taking place. It is the story of women farmers. In PNG, where up to 97% of land is owned by the people, land is life. And women are the backbone of the land. But they earn little government respect for the vital role they play, and support from men is lacking. The women leaders of the group 'Eastern Highlands Women in Agriculture' works with over 1,500 of these unsung heroes on whose backs PNG's real economy leans. In this documentary, meet some of the women doing remarkable things through their creativity, compassion and determination. They hold the future of a better PNG in their hands. Video by Our Pacific Ways

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Well-being in Vanuatu

15 Oct 2012

A documentary highlighting some of the key findings from the pilot study on ni-Vanuatu well-being conducted between 2010-2012 by the Malvatumauri National Council of Chiefs and the Vanuatu National Statistics Office. The study is part of the 'Alternative Indicators of Well-Being for Melanesia' project, endorsed by the Melanesian Spearhead Group and set to roll out to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Fiji in 2013.

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Rhythm of the Solomons… what seabed mining threatens to destroy

15 Oct 2012

What a beautiful way to spend a few minutes – with colorful, astonishing coral reef invertebrates and the sounds of the native peoples of the Solomon Islands. Rhythms of the Solomons, created by Bruce Carlson, paints a peaceful picture of the coexistence of humans with nature. It’s uplifting, and the cinematography is fantastic. From the myriad of crustaceans, molluscs, cnidarians and other marine organisms in this area, one is reminded that some coral reef environments remain in-tact and healthy.

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People before profits: New video on forced evictions

8 Oct 2012

Most development projects, at face value, seem aimed at improving the lives of people. The reality for communities living at or near a project -- be it a dam, a sports complex, or a shopping mall -- is often quite different. Forced evictions regularly do not uphold obligations to fairly consult, compensate, resettle and rehabilitate communities. An estimated 15 million people are affected each year. WITNESS, with partners around the world, are bringing the stories of communities facing human rights abuses and forced evictions to the government officials, the courts and corporations who can make change. For more information about this campaign visit www.witness.org

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Our Island Our Pride

8 Oct 2012

OUR ISLAND OUR PRIDE - PROUD TO BE OSIKAIANG - BASE BOUGAINVILLE'S FUTURE ON AGRICULTURE AND TOURISM - NO TO LARGE SCALE MINING - PANAM VILLAGE TOURIST RESORT

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Sisters in Development

7 Sep 2012

While the fruits of big-business development continue to pass them by, women throughout Papua New Guinea are turning to their colourful traditional customs to support their communities. Last month, Our Pacific Ways witnessed an inspiring ceremony where sacred customs blend with new beginnings. Visit ourpacificways.wordpress.com to learn more about Pacific communities reclaiming their future.

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Ralph Regenvanu vs the World Bank & AusAID

30 Aug 2012

The Pacific is a unique and diverse region, with 9 million people scattered over thousands of islands, a third of the globe's surface, but only a tiny fraction of its land. What does the future look like for the Pacific region? Will aid help or hinder development? What are the challenges for development? Recorded in Sydney Australia as part of the Praxis Discussion Series, this discussion features four expert speakers: Member of Parliament for Port Vila, Vanuatu Ralph Regenvanu; Head of AusAID's Pacific Division, Rob Tranter; World Bank Country Director for the Pacific Ferid Belhaj and Biman Prasad, Professor of Economics at the University of the South Pacific.

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The dark side of investment agreements

5 Jul 2012

Movements around the world have put the spotlight on bailouts and tax evasion that have enriched the 1% at the expense of the 99% but this is only part of the picture. This popular video animation exposes how international investment agreements are also at the heart of an international economic system that is enriching a small corporate elite at the public expense. This video shows how: •corporate lawsuits against governments have risen by almost 1200% since 1990 •Argentina's legal bill for fighting corporate lawsuits has come to US$ 912 million, equivalent to the annual average salary of 140,000 teachers or 75,000 public hospital doctors • corporate lawyers, based mainly in the UK and US, are earning around $800 dollars an hour encouraging corporations to sue governments

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LONG TUHAT BILONG MIPLA - From our own sweat [documentary]

27 Jun 2012

Betelnut, known locally as Buai is the fruit of the Areca palm. It is a stimulant traditionally used in ceremonies. Today it is a cashcrop widely traded in PNG. Through the trade many communities have become self-sufficient and able to choose the kind of development they desire

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