The Endorois Case - Litigating the Right to Development
I re edited this film as part of a consultancy preparing participatory and community video for screening at the United Nations 2011 OHCHR Social Forum .
In the 1970s, the Endorois people of Kenya's Rift Valley were forced from their land to make way for the Lake Bogoria National Reserve. They took their case before the African Commission on Peoples' and Human Rights and finally achieved a victory in 2010, creating a major legal precedent for the Right to Development and recognising indigenous people's rights over traditional lands and resources. Much remains to be done to implement these basic human rights, and I continue to work on justice and conservation.
Up to date information from on the Endorois Case can be obtained from the Minority Rights Group International
The successful Forum, held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, marked 25 Years of the Right to Development. My role involved identifying videos for screening and speakers to present alongside them, and making a presentation about my work using participatory media to bring excluded voices to the table. I also ran audio-visual projection for the event.