DER Documentary

Bendum: In the Heart of Mindanao

Bendum: In the Heart of Mindanao
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by Anthony Collins
color, 29 min, 2001




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This documentary is about the homeland and daily life of an indigenous tribal community in the tropical uplands of central Mindanao, Philippines. In this small village called Bendum, the local community has successfully struggled, after decades of commercialized logging and deforestation, to gain control over their ancestral lands. Suitable for teaching Anthropology, Globalization, Environmental Studies, Economics and Asian Studies.


Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Explorers Club Film Festival, New York City, NY 2004
2002 CineEco – Portugal
2002 Planet in Focus Toronto International Environmental Film & Video Festival – Toronto, ON, Canada
Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale IL, 2001
Festival Winner, Earth Vision Film Festival, 2001

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