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Hands On: Women, Climate, Change

Liz Miller, Nupur Basu, Mary Kiio, Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier & Karen Winther / Canada / 2014 / 48 ' / English - French - Norwegian - Cree - Inuktitut - Tamil / S.T. English

Credits

Rebecca Lessard, Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier, Jerry William Ochieng & Sindre Hovden
Alphonse V R, Peter Cambell, Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier, William Inganga & Karen Winther
Eva Cvijanovic
Ian Bobbish
John Kamicha
Rebecca Lessard
Jacob Lessard
Carl Spidla
Liz Miller
V. Uma Maheswari
Mohan Kumar
Matthew Mukash
John Paul Obomsawin
Evelyn Kand-Ethe
Jerry William Ochieng
Music Mix: Carl Spidla
Sound Mix & Design: Kyle Stanfield

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A film featuring women tackling the issue of climate justice with a focus on the Canadian Tar Sands.

Synopsis

HANDS-ON profiles five women from four continents tackling climate change through policy, protest, education and innovation. The film powerfully demonstrates how women are transferring knowledge and local networks into hands-on strategies.

This collaborative doc offers unique perspectives across cultures and generations; A young woman challenges the expansion of oil rigs in the North Sea while a seasoned community organizer interprets satellite weather reports for fisherman struggling to survive on India’s increasingly volatile coast.

Silje Lundberg runs the only youth environmental organization in Norway, leading 7000 members in a campaign to prevent arctic oil exploration around the largest cold coral reef in the world.

Following the devastating impacts of cyclone Thane, Maheshvari became a community leader and through her daily announcements, she delivers satellite information on weather conditions to ensure the safety of struggling fisherman in her coastal community of Veerampattinam, India.

Researcher Jose Gerin-Lajoie is developing research methods with Cree and Inuit Communities in Quebec to share knowledge and ensure that research initiatives to address climate change take into account those most impacted.

Jasmine Thomas of Saik’uz First Nation (Canada) is leading a coalition to prevent efforts to build a tar sands pipeline across her community that threatens water security and contributes to global warming.

After years of contributing to reforestation and climate change policies in Kenya, Annabell Waititu is training women farmers in sustainable practices, ensuring their voices are taken into account when developing national policies and helping women understand their rights.

 

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