Filmmaker & guest Speakers
Sacred Land Film Project
Sacred Land Film Project is a project of Earth Island Institute founded in 1984. To deepen public understanding of sacred places, indigenous cultures and environmental justice, the Film Project produces a variety of media and educational materials—films, videos, DVDs, articles, photographs, school curricula and other materials. The Sacred Land Film Project uses journalism, networking and education to rekindle reverence for land, increase respect for cultural diversity and stimulate dialogue about connections between nature and culture. After public television broadcast, our award-winning films continue to be screened in communities, schools and universities for many years.
Hugo is a French freelance director and producer whose work has involved traveling, filming, directing and editing a variety of shortdocs, featuredocs and documentary series. He collaborates with European major TV broadcasters such as : TF1, FR2 and ARTE and has started working with newcomers from the digital world, like multiple channel networks, digital content producers and pure player medias. Specialized in telling stories that highlight the natural though fragile relationship between men and nature he feels – on both personal and professional levels – that now is a critical time to help mitigating climate change and changing the world dominant model of development. Hugo has been involved with the If Not Us Then Who campaign since 2014. He became member of the board in 2017 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the organisation the very same year.
Chentei is a wildlife filmmaker and photographer from Tuensang, Nagaland. He had started working at the North East Slow Food Agro Biodiversity Society (NESFAS), Shillong in 2014 where he worked with indigenous communities to revive culture, custom, values and practices with traditional knowledge. He joined the Green Hub in 2017 and made four films including Strength in Diversity which portrays the traditional crop cultivation from Nagaland.
Marko is an award-winning filmmaker and photojournalist who documents the world. He travels nomadically, often working with charities and organisations to tell interesting cultural stories through the eyes of local people. He tries to provide an insight into the inspiring lives of people from across the world, the problems they face and how they strive to overcome such challenges. Marko is a strong believer in the power of humanity to overcome great odds and tries to capture this remarkable trait wherever he finds it.
Rian is an independent filmmaker from Bangka Island, Indonesia. He has studied film at (Akademi Komunikasi Indonesia) and currently he is taking (communication program) course at High School Of Rural Community Development "APMD" Yogyakarta. Ngelimbang is his first film which has achieved a lot of national and international awards. 15.7 KM is the third film he has made in Bangka Island.