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OYOW / Fieldwork

SOLO PRODUCTION VIDEO ARCHIVES

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(2012)

The following is a collection of short videos shot and produced singlehandedly in the field as part of my "One Year One World" initiative launched in 2009. The objective of this independent "one-woman-crew" project, was to document and share the un/underreported stories of Indigenous communities that were un/underreported by the media.

My goal was to help awareness about lesser known cultural, environmental, and human rights issues around the globe. 

*All videos were singlehandedly shot, produced, and edited in the field (with the most basic gear and shoestring budget) within the 1-2 week duration of my visit with each community (although years of preparations .were involved).

Fielwork 2009-2015

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Featured: "Crosses Spears: The Fight for Culture and the Amazon" (2012)

The one-person-crew video journalism format had yet to be fully embraced by media networks in 2009.
I therefore sincerely thank all the incredible people who supported me, my vision and work , who welcomed me into their homes and who shared their stories, with a lone journalist like me - again, a sincere and profound THANK YOU for helping me along this journey! 

I could NOT have done this without YOU!
 
- Maggie Padlewska -

The rights of indigenous peoples (ignored):

"I'm not afraid to die (for my People)" (2012)

In conversation with Chief Theresa Spence  on day 1 of her hunger strike against the Canadian government's neglect of First Nations Communities. 

"We never agreed to this" (2014)

Exposing the truth about a Canadian mining company operating in Nueva Santa Rosa, Guatemala. 

"It's a slap in the face" (2013)

Exposing the big business of resource extraction and profit over the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in British Columbia, Canada.

Assassination of Berta Caceres (2016)

Mourning the death of prominent environmental and human rights defender and Indigenous Leader, Berta Caceres,  in Honduras. 

The STRUGGLE FOR CULTURAL SURVIVAL:

"Learn about my culture, to keep my Culture alive" (2015)

My meeting with the San Community in Namibia, who fear that their culture will become extinct in less than two decades.  

Thank you for watching and your interest!

Please click on the icons on the above map (available desktop version) to access more videos produced in the field during my "OYOW" project. 

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AMAZON / ECUADOR
GUATEMALA
NAMIBIA
COSTA RICA
PANAMA
CANADA
PANAMA
MOROCCO
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