Handcrafted Films

If Not Us Then Who – Quilombola their history

The Atlantic slave trade saw 10 million Africans taken to be sold across the Americas, 40% of which arrived in Brazil, mostly destined to work in gold mines and on sugar plantations in brutal conditions.

Charlie Taylor, A Death in the Forest

‘Who will stop this madness of climate change, if not us, then who, if not now, then when?’ Yeb Sano

‘If Not Us Then Who’ a new series of inspiring short films and photographic collections from Handcrafted Films aims to shed light on the enormous challenges of climate change by examining one key element of this unprecedented crisis – who is protecting our forests?

The Frozen Ark

In the face of rising extinction rates in animal species, the Frozen Ark Project aims to collect and save tissues containing DNA from animals facing extinction and to store these valuable specimens for posterity.

Stop the Crop

‘Stop the Crop’ explores the continuing problems associated with the use of GM in modern day agriculture and highlights the possibility that European Union ministers may soon approve far ranging GM cultivation throughout Europe.

Solidarity For Women’s Rights Defenders in Afghanistan

This film follows ‘Young Women for Change’ an organisation based in Afghanistan. Standing up against human rights abuses and empowering women to take a more active part in society, their amazing work has influenced young Amnesty activists to stand in solidarity with them here in the UK.

New film ‘Stop the Crop’ explores the hazards of GM crops

A new and thought provoking film from Handcrafted Films has been released by Corporate Europe Observatory, Friends of the Earth and SourcedTV. The film explores the continuing problems associated with the use of GM in modern day agriculture and highlights the possibility that European Union ministers may soon approve far ranging GM cultivation throughout Europe. […]

Handcrafted Sessions – Dave Gerard & Jessica Moncrieff, ‘Broken Horses / Oh So Quiet’

‘The Handcrafted Sessions’, a fantastic series of recordings from the heart of London, inside a Handcrafted Shed, with Run Aground Records. www.handcraftedfilms.net/category/music/handcrafted-sessions/

Inspirational People – Ama Ntowaa

Ama Ntowaa, a widow in her sixties who supports six children, single handedly stopped an aggressive timber company extracting lucrative mahogany trees Illegally from her farm. This is her unique and inspiring story.

Inspirational People – Bertil Lintner

Bertil Linter is a Swedish journalist who has written numerous books and articles on Burma and is considered to be one of the most knowledgeable foreign journalists on Burmese affairs.

Grease Lighting

Imagine being able to power a modern office without connecting to the national grid? Imagine being able to do this by using second-hand cooking fat.