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Trainees for the Future

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From the Indigenous Video Makers series in the Video in the Villages collection
By Benki Pianko
color, 13 min, 2004

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Trainees for the Future features Ashanika strategies for forest management. The Apintxa village has been planting fruit and timber trees since 1989, and now the young children of the village are participating in the recuperation of degraded soil. Learning how to make compost and to plant seedlings in their gardens, they will later teach others what they have learned. With a consortium of 146 species of trees, the Apintxa hope to cultivate a long-lasting abundance of fruit. "This is what wealth means to us," one of the teachers explains.

other films from the Indigenous Video Makers series:
One Must Be Curious
Moyngo, The Dream of Maragareum
Wapté Mnhõnõ, The Xavante's Initiation
The Rainy Season
Wai'á Rini, The Power of the Dream
Dancing with a Dog
Kinja Iakaha, A Day in the Village
Nguné Elü, The Day the Moon Menstruated
A Path to Live
The Living Forest
From the Ikpeng Children to the World

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