EmPoderArte, a Peruvian-based NGO which offers a decentralised film education to women, Karoline organises and runs workshops up and down Peru, mobilising hundreds of women to discover and embrace the emancipatory power of storytelling.
The month of November has seen a procession of three presidents in the national palace in Lima. But Peru’s institutional instability dates back much further. The last elected president was Pedro Pablo Kuczyinski (widely known as PPK), who was elected to a five-year term in 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNvCn-qKxTQ
Peru’s official contender for the Oscars, Song Without A Name (Canción sin nombre) follows a young indigenous woman as she searches for her child, stolen at birth in a fake health clinic in Lima.

The Heart of Our Earth

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Today, LAB is proud to launch a crowdfunding campaign for a brand new and very important LAB project: The Heart of Our Earth: Community Resistance to Mining in Latin America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrzkOOpKUO4 Why mining? And why now? Mining has expanded massively in Latin America in...

The Heart of Our Earth

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Across Latin America, mining has expanded massively in recent decades. Vast landscapes have been stripped to feed the factories of Europe, North America and Asia – and not only in traditional mining regions, but also in hitherto pristine areas in places like Argentine Patagonia, the Amazon Rainforest and the Guatemalan Highlands. But communities aren’t...

The Heart of Our Earth

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24 November 2020 Today LAB is launching a Crowdfunding appeal for £10,000 to enable us to continue our major new project The Heart of Our Earth - Community Resistance to Mining in Latin America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrzkOOpKUO4 The project includes a printed book (to be published in 2022)...

Brazil: the Yanomami abandoned

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A new report highlights the escalating existential crisis among the 30,000 Indigenous people living in the Yanomami Territory, covering 9,664,975 hectares (37,317 square miles) in northern Brazil. Data shows that the Yanomami reserve is in the top ten areas now most prone to illegal deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.The report accuses Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazilian government of abandoning...
The minister has become an icon in the conservative political campDamares is the political 'god-mother' for women candidates who defend the protection of children and the anti-abortion crusade. More religious women candidates stand in this year's elections. Translated by Tom Gatehouse, as part of LAB’s ongoing partnership with Agência Pública. You can read the...
A year ago, Paulo Paulino, a Guajajara Indian, was murdered, with the assassination reverberating around the world. To mark the anniversary of his death, Fiona Watson, director of advocacy at Survival International and a member of LAB’s council, has written two articles. In the first, she interviewed Paulino’s cousin Tainaky, who...
A year ago, Paulo Paulino, a Guajajara Indian, was murdered, with the assassination reverberating around the world. To mark the anniversary of his death, Fiona Watson, director of advocacy at Survival International and a member of LAB’s council, has written two articles. In the first, she interviews Paulino’s cousin Tainaky, who...

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