In November 2014, we premiered 2 new Peruvian films and hosted a roving film festival just days ahead of COP20. Take a look at how the festival went.
You can find other short films on a similar issue at If Not Us Then Who: ifnotusthenwho.me/
The films are a culmination of more than two years of participatory filming by Handcrafted Films. From Indonesia to Peru, we have been working with local partners to articulate individual stories through film.
Using the powerful visuals they are now organising a global roadshow in the lead up to COP21 in Paris. Our aim is to draw attention to the wider issue of deforestation, community-based solutions and ultimately to put pressure on governments and their commitment to slow climate change.
This film follows the brave work being carried out by ‘Young Women for Change’, an organisation based in Afghanistan. Comprised of young women and men, they are taking a stand against human rights abuses and are empowering women to take part more actively in society, throughout a country destroyed by conflict. Their amazing work has influenced young Amnesty International activists to stand in solidarity with them here in the UK.
Director & Photography – Paul Redman
Producer, Sound & Editor – Tim Lewis
Executive Producer – Laura Francis
Music – Chris Zabriskie
Will Ebu, Denys, Kira, Vanessa and the rest of the gang be able to express their message? Will they be able to take their campaign to end stoning all the way to the Iranian Embassy? ‘Discover the difference standing up for human rights makes, not only for those you campaign for, but also yourself.’
Director/Principal Camera – Paul Redman
Producer/Sound – Tim Lewis
Executive Producers – Laura Francis and Anne Montague
Additional Photography – Danny Spencer and Robyn Stainthorpe
Music – Jamie Elkins and Jon Walker
Edited – Paul Redman and Tim Lewis