Indigenous Suriname has already gained international attention. The Organization of Indigenous Suriname entered the film project in the United Nations Caribbean Population Awards in the non-media category. For their work in this film, they won $10,000. They will use the money to further their work on Indigenous rights.
Additionally, the film was broadcast four times on Suriname television in August of 2008. Since that time, public health workers from North and South America have tried to expand their work in assessing the health impacts of mercury on Suriname tribes. They have met some resistance from the Suriname government.
The next film…
We are still in post production for the third (and hopefully full-length documentary) film. This film will combine the stories of Maroon and Indigenous communities of the interior. Currently we are working on continuing translation and fundraising for this film.