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This page is currently being updated. Due to confidentiality and safety reasons, however, some of the stories being worked on will be made available upon request. Should you be interested in commissioning a piece from my current base in Cambodia, or the South East Asia region, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

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Maggie Padlewska 

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FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

NO BUDGET OR FANCY GEAR, JUST GREAT PEOPLE & THEIR STORIES. (ARCHIVES 2008-onwards) 

The following videos were produced singlehandedly, in the field, over the past decade - with the hope of raising awareness of some of the many under/unreported stories affecting indigenous communities around the world. (Produced independently with limited resources - please excuse the VOs and low quality.)  

VIEWPOINT/SAN COMMUNITY: CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE & SURVIVAL (NAMIBIA)

San People are the oldest inhabitants of southern Africa...today, many members of the community fear cultural extinction in the very near future. Here's a bit of my conversation with /kunta...a young San tribesman that I met during my visit to Namibia.

HUMAN RIGHTS/NAK'AZDLI COMMUNITY: CORPORATE INVASION  (CANADA)

In 2008, the Colorado-based company received permits from the BC government to proceed with the mining of copper and gold deposits located beneath the traditional lands of the Nak'azdli People, one of British Columbia's First Nations communities. Here's the community's story - one that the media cared very little about. 

NEWS SHORTS/MURDER OF AN ENVIRONMENTALIST (HONDURAS)

A Canadian Delegation urges Canada's involvement after visiting Honduras, and the home of murdered environmentalist and human rights activist, Berta Caceres. (MAY 16, 2016) #JusticiaParaBerta

VIEWPOINT/WAORANI COMMUNITY: CULTURAL SURVIVAL  (AMAZON, ECUADOR)

As the race for oil and natural resources intensifies, so does the threat against the indigenous communities that have inhabited the Amazon rainforest for centuries. As the guardians and defenders of one the most biodiverse regions of the world, the Waorani/Huaorani people have faced countless threats and intimidation - here's a glimpse of their struggle. 

HUMAN RIGHTS/XINKA COMMUNITY: CORPORATE INVASION  (GUATEMALA)

In March 2014, lawyer and activist, Rafael Maldonaldo, spoke about the human rights violations and injustice taking place in San Rafael de Las Flores - a region that is home to farmers and the country's Xinka community. "I want Canadians to know that the silver, and possibly the gold, that is being extracted from Guatemala - is bloodstained" he said. I travelled there to witness and hear the community's side of the story.

ISSUE/FOOD WASTE & HUNGER (NAMIBIA)

Millions of people around the world go to bed hungry every day. Among them, a community of about 60 people who live at the Otjiwarongo city dump in Namibia. #RealLife #FoodWaste #GlobalHunger

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