I hope we can one day make a video this compelling about land rights in England!
That lost Marion Shoard documentary isn’t so lost anymore:
Territories of Life is a video toolkit with a purpose. It’s aim is to bring stories of resistance, resilience and hope to indigenous communities on the frontline of the global rush for land.
We really hope that Land For What? will be able to put together something similar for communities in the UK facing land grabs and clearances by developers and corporations. For example communities fighting against fracking and social housing under threat of being cleared.
Produced by LifeMosaic, a non-profit based in Scotland, the Territories of Life toolkit consists of ten stories that were filmed in communities across Indonesia, Philippines, Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, Tanzania and Cameroon.
This 1.5hr documentary by Dan and Peter Snow was broadcast in 2006 on the BBC, it is an excellent introduction to land and housing rights, ownership and usage.