STAFF PICK OF THE MONTH
UN Special Rapporteur of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples meets the Standing Rock Sioux leadership and community in March 2017 after months of protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
On the 10th anniversary of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the campaign has come to represent the struggle of indigenous peoples the world over as they fight for their land and the world’s biodiversity.
Paul Redman is an award winning documentary filmmaker whose work has involved directing, filming and editing a variety of films on a range of issues including the trade in tiger parts, whale and dolphin trade, illegal logging and the ivory trade. His work has involved extensive travel in hazardous environments as a small crew using both open and covert filming techniques. His footage has been used in news features and for programming on BBC, Sky, CNN and a number of other major broadcasters. He has also trained activists media-based campaigning techniques in Indonesia, Papua, India and Tanzania as part of extensive UK Government funded training programs. His directing work with Handcrafted Films has produced a number of award-winning films for major development funders (UK DFID, European Forestry Institute, Ford Foundation, CLUA) and non-governmental organizations (Amnesty, WSPA, EIA, Eco Storm). He has been nominated three times for the Filmmakers for Conservation, ‘Filmmaker of the year award’ and is currently Project Director for ‘If Not Us Then Who?’
Paul is Secretary, Founder and non-voting member on the Board of If Not Us Then Who, Inc. Find out more here.
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If Not Us Then Who?
If Not Us Then Who is a US registered charity, 501(c)(3) that supports a global awareness campaign highlighting the role indigenous and local peoples play in protecting our planet. They work in partnership with communities to make films, take photographs, curate content, commission local artists and host events. Their work aims to build lasting networks, target unjust policies, and advocate for greater rights for indigenous and local peoples to bring about positive social change.