Documentary about Terusan village in West-Kalimantan (Indonesia): Mapping Our Future

Terusan village in West-Kalimantan (Indonesia) is surrounded by oil palm
By
Peter de Koning

Documentary about Terusan village in West-Kalimantan (Indonesia): Mapping Our Future

Terusan village in West-Kalimantan (Indonesia) on the island of Borneo is completely surrounded by oil palm. The villagers grow rice and rubber on their ancestral lands. Recently, an oil palm company made Terusan an offer to convert their village land to an oil palm plantation. The people of Terusan have to make a choice about their future. They decided to map their lands first.

To view this documentary, directed and produced by Peter de Koning, click here. It is available in Bahasa Indonesia with English subtitles. 

Some Terusan community members agreed to convert their village land to an oil palm plantation but others did not
By
Peter de Koning
In order to prove that the land belongs to the community, Terusan village decided to map their lands
By
Peter de Koning
They hope the government will acknowledge the community map in their spatial planning programme/district plan
By
Peter de Koning