Global Justice Ecology Project and Global Forest Coalition announce the release of the DVD of “A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests.”
In the month since we released it online, A Darker Shade of Green has been viewed more than 3,500 times. The DVD edition, produced for use in classrooms, public showings and by social movement organizations, is released this week with a full-color cover designed by Melanie Cervantes, with original art by Santiago Armengod as well as special bonus features.
The DVD edition contains not only A Darker Shade of Green in both English and Spanish, in also includes two bonus features: an hour-long feature by our friends at Otros Mundos in Chiapas, called REDD: the Greed for Trees (in Spanish and English), as well as GJEP’s first 10 minute production on the topic, Amador Hernández, Chiapas: Starved of Medical Services for REDD +, also in Spanish and English.
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About the film:
As policies and programs to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) are promoted around the world by global and national elites, Indigenous Peoples and other forest-dependent communities are raising the alarm that these programs will have serious negative impacts – and will not reduce the cascading threats of the climate crisis.
A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests introduces these many concerns about REDD from the perspective of the people who are most impacted, featuring interviews and testimonies from Mexico, Brazil, Panama, Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal, Uganda, India, and California.
Over the course of a year, Global Justice Ecology Project worked with and documented resistance to REDD in Chiapas, Mexico, in Acre, Brazil, and among environmental justice communities in California. To date, this work has resulted in numerous articles, photo essays, and reports.
A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests puts this investigative work in the compelling form of a short, sharp video, for use in outreach, community education, and social justice campaigns to raise awareness of this dangerous false solution to the climate crisis.