I want to share this awareness-raising campaign with you. I support an organisation called Survival International. Their work involves campaigning with, and on behalf of, groups of indigenous peoples all over the world whose land, livelihoods and lives are under threat from so-called ‘development’.
Proud Not Primitive is a particularly focused campaign that seeks to highlight the misguided arrogance of the world’s powerful (both governments and big business) in their drive to ‘help’ and to ‘improve’ the lives of indigenous peoples.
This short satirical film, written by Oren Ginzburg and narrated by UK comedian, David Mitchell, tells the story of this destruction of the lives of tribal peoples in the name of ‘development’.
For me this film really makes you think, what do we really mean by ‘development’?
J Peggy Taylor