After 14 months and 14 events in 4 countries the If Not Us Then Who? global roadshow culminated in Paris for a very special screening and an 8 day exhibition at Point Ephemere.
If not us then who? (check their website) brought together indigenous partners from Indonesia, Central America, Amazon basin and Congo basin and more than 20 organisations. The aim was to highlight the role indigenous peoples play in protecting the world’s forest and complement the work and messages at the indigenous pavilion at the COP21 venue.
If not us then who? wanted to bring these messages to the people of Paris.
There were presentations, powerful speeches film screenings, debates, market days and of course, painting, music, singing and dancing (often impromptu).
“Regardless of the outcome of the COP21 text, indigenous peoples are on the front line of climate change. The fight goes on.”
Tell me more
- See more photos and videos on their COP21 blog.
- Take a look at their website to see more stories of indigenous peoples protecting forests.
- Music from Dadang, original music; If not us then who?
- Our previous post on the same topic (french)