Wisa Wetu! - Our Forest!

Martin Gruber
Michael Pröpper
43 minutes


In Kavango woodland savannah in Northern Namibia is one of the few remaining forest resources of a country taht is confronted with increasing deforestation. While most people in rural Kavango are struggling for their subsistence as farmers, the uncontrolled harvesting of timber trees - by just a few people - is causing severe environmental damage.

"Wisa Wetu!" depicts the situation of land-users who practise logging and introduces the different actors involved in the trade. Tge film also presents alternative sources of income and introduces the concept of community based natural resource management. The film's main intended audience are the rural people of the Kavango Region. It is aimed at raising awareness for the value of natutal resources and initiating a discussion on a local and regional level.

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@gruberfilm 20017
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