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We're Only In It For The Future


The Movie gives an insight into the resistance of activist Suwanna Gauntlett and her friends against the deforestation of Cambodia's rainforests. The country in which the US is involved is in China's sphere of interest. The film was nominated for the thematically most interesting film festivals in both political systems: the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York and the Handle Climate Change Film Festival in China. Revealing differences in the respective discussions and receptions are to be expected.

Wildlife Alliance founder Suwanna Gauntlett combines the protection of rainforests with the protection of animals: the Wildlife Alliance protects large forest areas and tropical tree species in Cambodia as well as the endangered wildlife species pangolin and tiger. It has been countering the illegal wildlife trade in Cambodia with its Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team, a mobile wildlife law enforcement unit. The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) in 2015 awarded the "Best Wildlife Law Enforcement Unit in Asia Award" to the team.

Suwanna Gauntlett helped to develop sustainable income generating models for poor farmers living in the tropics. The farming approach takes into account the extreme swings of tropical weather and has developed adaptation methods. Farmers can bring their produce to market every two weeks, instead of once a year as before. The Alliance provides assistance for community-based ecotourism.

This extensive work is only possible in harmony with the inhabitants of the region, with a good knowledge of the political balance of power and with relations with the government and other institutions. Decisive ecological resistance, improvements in an existential field of tension, difficult compromises.

Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF)
October 14 - 24, 2021 New York, NY, USA
Festival Location: Cinema Village Theater and other venues to a live audience

Handle Climate Change Film Festival (HCCFF)
October 16 - 23, 2021 Shenzhen, P.R.China

Hosted by Chinese official and academic institutes

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