Short movie on land issue in Loliondo, Tanzania
In Loliondo, Tanzania a dispute over land has rised a conflict between local communities and the central government. The pastoralists in this area are struggling for many years with an increasing pressure on the land they use. They have lost extension areas of land to the tourist and hunting industry. The Minister for National Resources and Tourism has set up a special committee out of community members to give voice to their feelings. Although this step can be celebrated, the disappointing outcome was that the people of Loliondo did not get their land returned.
This link takes you to a 7 minute youtube video showing footage of recent village assembly meetings in 8 affected villages where the communities aired their views to their councillors. The filming was funded by Oxfam and filmed by Maarafa films, together with input from NGONET.