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Coconut Farmers Fighting Climate Crisis in Indonesia : Part 1

In a community on the island of Java, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, we meet Ponisih. A coconut sugar farmer who questions traditional gender roles, and breaks away from them. But will she be the last one to embrace her ancestors’ farming practices? With the effects of a global crisis looming, it will soon be time for the next generation to carve their path. The future of farming is at stake.


About the documentary : Whether physically, mentally, financially, or emotionally: All of us have been affected in some way by the COVID-19 crisis. The same applies to farmers across the world, whose stories often go untold. Over the next six months, we are closely following three farmers to get a unique glimpse into their lives in the midst of a global pandemic. Farmers, an unscripted documentary filmed in Peru, Indonesia and Kenya, shines a spotlight on Fairtrade farmers Roberto, Ponisih and Caroline.

The series uncovers their hope, fears and aspirations, as they tackle not only COVID-19, but the pressing challenges of gender inequality, climate change and a dwindling farming population. Each film offers an intimate portrait of one of the farmers, who we will each visit again twice this year, allowing us to watch their story unfold and evolve. The project is funded by BMZ!

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