If Not Us Then Who – Paris Exhibition – Behind the Scenes in Paris
After 14 months and 14 events in 4 countries the If Not Us Then Who? global roadshow culminated in Paris for a very special screening and an 8 day exhibition at Point Ephemere.
Bringing together indigenous partners from Indonesia, Central America, Amazon basin and Congo basin and more than 20 organisations. The aim was to highlight the role indigenous peoples play in protecting the world’s forest and complement the work and messages at the indigenous pavilion at the COP21 venue. We wanted to bring these messages to the people of Paris.
There were presentations, powerful speeches film screenings, debates, market days and of course, painting, music, singing and dancing (often impromptu). Thank you to everyone who contributed. Take a look at our behind the scenes montage. You can see more photos and videos on our COP21 blog: ifnotusthenwho.me/reviewing-paris-cop21/
Regardless of the outcome of the COP21 text, indigenous peoples are on the front line of climate change. The fight goes on.
Take a look at our website to see more stories of indigenous peoples protecting forests: ifnotusthenwho.me/stories/
Music from Dadang, original music; If not us then who?