They have lived amongst the various forests in Africa and beyond, learning to peacefully co exists with their immediate environment without necessarily depleting it. In Kenya, we have heard of the recent talk and publicity of the Ogiek and Endorois communities who have come to know the Mau forest as their home for decades .Today, their existence is threatened by new government policies that will seem many of these indigenous communities be evicted for the place they have called home for decades.
In recognising that these persons too have rights, a special documentary has been launched, giving accounts of various indigenous communities, capturing their everyday life and issuing a silent cry for the respect of their rights even as policy makers move to secure forest land. Click here to download the report.
The following documentary has been compiled by ACHPR (African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights).