ABADONNED,NEGLECTED & FORGOTTEN 

Documenting the devastating toll of the global COVID-19 pandemic in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

A COVID-19 VIDEO SERIES (PROPOSAL)

A series of frank and intimate human stories about the true impact of the coronavirus pandemic

as it is being experienced in Siem Reap, Cambodia. 

By Maggie Padlewska

Jan. 25, 2020

This global COVID-19 scenario has stopped what we considered normal in its tracks, thus forcing many of us to pause. Unable to continue my one-woman-crew globe trekking documentarian

journey, my goal is to devote this time to re-amplifying the issues that have marked me

profoundly...  

 

After more than a decade of solo expeditions, observations and discussions with countless people from various backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures around the world, I am constantly in awe of our fascinating human collective. Far more similar than different, we often share the same goals, aspirations and concerns for the present moment, and our future. 

The goal of this series is to present important but often overlooked human and animal rights and environmental issues, and to discuss them frankly by boiling them down to their most simple form. By removing the layers that often stall change, this series aims to demystify problems that often have very clear solutions.

The Cost of Challenging 

Big Business: 

Human rights lawyer Steven Donzinger spent more than two decades representing Indigenous communities while suing Chevron Corp over pollution in Ecuador. Following a historic win, Donzinger has been under house arrest since August 2019, and awaits his trial on charges of contempt of court - a move that has been deemed as "judicial harassment." 

#AMAZON #ENVIRONMENT #HUMANRIGHTS

EPISODE 1:
REMOTE CONVERSATION WITH: STEVEN DONZINGER 

What does the future look like for human and environmental rights warriors?

   

Life Behind Bars of Innocent Prisoners: 

Robbed of their innocence, countless animals remain captive in often horrific conditions, in zoos around the world. With the recent rescue and relocation mission of Asian elephant Kaavan that gripped global headlines, it's prime time to tackle this injustice head on.  

 

#ANIMALRIGHTS #ANIMALABUSE #ZOOS   

REMOTE CONVERSATION WITH: DR. JANE GOODALL

How is it that, in this day and age, the inhumane treatment of animals is still up for debate?

   

EPISODE 2:

Scrutinizing the Editorial

Process of the Media: 

Human rights lawyer Steven Donzinger has been under house arrest since August 2019. Donziger, is the American lawyer who spent more than two decades suing Chevron Corp over pollution in Ecuador. 

REMOTE CONVERSATION WITH: KIM BRUNHUBER

How big of a role does fame and social media play in the media's coverage of stories?

   

EPISODE 3:

Isolation and Life as a

Hermit:

Prominent human rights and environmental activist, Berta Caceres, was murdered in her home on the night of March 2, 2016. Nearly four years have passed since the brutal attack, and her case remains unsolved.   

IN-PERSON CONVERSATION WITH: HERMIT

What can the world learn from

extreme isolation?

   

EPISODE 4:

Environmentalist's

Murder Unsolved:

Prominent human rights and environmental activist, Berta Caceres, was murdered in her home on the night of March 2, 2016. Nearly four years have passed since the brutal attack, and her case remains unsolved.   

REMOTE CONVERSATION WITH: GRAHAME RUSSELL

What is hindering justice following the murder of a prominent environmentalist?

   

EPISODE 5:

Cultural Survival: 

Prominent human rights and environmental activist, Berta Caceres, was murdered in her home on the night of March 2, 2016. Nearly four years have passed since the brutal attack, and her case remains unsolved.   

REMOTE CONVERSATION WITH: MEENAKSHI VINAY RAY

What does humanity lose when an Indigenous 

culture dies?

   

EPISODE 6: