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Elements of Life for Timor People

Mutis Mountain, an area of rich biodiversity the headwaters for all of West Timor’s major rivers, which supply drinking and irrigation water for much of the people on the island. The indigenous Mollo people’s survival is inextricably linked to these natural resources, which are considered sacred. By organizing hundreds of local villagers to peacefully occupy marble mining sites in “weaving protests,” Aleta Baun stopped the destruction of sacred forestland on Mutis Mountain on the island of Timor. Directed and edited by Nanang Sujana, this short documentary was produce by A’Taimamus Organization with support from The Samdhana Institute.

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Green Indonesia, Indigenous Peoples, Projects, Works