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Bayaka Fighting to Save the Congo Basin Forests

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Republic of Congo, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Environment, Indigenous, Media & Journalism

Trailer of the documentary Ndima by Luis Leitao

The documentary Ndima (forest in Bayaka Language) depicts the struggle of the Bayaka people to protect the Congo Basin forests [1] and preserve their way of life. An similar initiative, Mapping for Rights [2], strives to help forest communities in the Republic of Congo to gain legal rights to their lands via community-based mapping [3].