If Not Us Then Who?
Handcrafted Films are excited to announce the launch of our new exciting project If Not Us Then Who.
‘Who will stop ‘this madness’ of climate change, ‘if not us, then who, if not now, then when?’
We are exploring one key element of the climate crisis by asking a very basic question – who is protecting our forests?
Forests cover almost a third of the earths land surface and play a major role in stemming the effects of our rapidly changing climate by absorbing an estimated 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. Within these forests live traditional and indigenous people who have a deep spiritual connection and understanding of their ancestral homes. This connection is being threatened by a resource hungry modern world. As a result, the people who call the forest their home, are now engaged in a constant and frequently violent struggle. ‘If Not Us Then Who’ communicates firsthand the unique personal stories of an inconspicuous yet vital people, as they battle to protect their lives, their cultures and our forests. When stripped down protecting our planet is not only about politics and policies it’s about people taking ownership and taking action, no matter how small.
Please visit the new website which will frequently update with new stories, films, events and photographs ifnotusthenwho.me