Indigenous Suriname

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History repeats itself in Suriname where Indigenous People struggle to survive in a global society that ignores their existence. Facing exploitive development, including mercury poisoning from gold mining, they are denied basic human rights: access to land, clean water, food, medical care and education.

This 24 minute film was played on several television stations in Suriname in honor of International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, August 9, 2008 and has played in multiple venues and film festivals since then. For a complete listing of screenings see this post:

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