This short film shows how the indigenous community of Pgaz K’Nyau in northern Thailand have created a thriving social enterprise. The brand they have created around their products is not only used to sell their products, but is also an opportunity for them to show how they look after their forest and coexist with the bees.
The social enterprise is also inspiring young people from the community to stay in their local area. Instead of leaving, they are working to create and develop projects that tell the stories of the people who live and work with nature in their village.
The content for this video was filmed by Phnom Thano of the Indigenous Media Network (IMN) in Thailand.
This film series examines the critical contributions that Indigenous peoples and local communities make to protecting the world’s biodiversity, and complements the Local Biodiversity Outlooks.
Other films in this series:
- Traditional knowledge provides resilience to a changing climate
- Nana Yala (Mother Earth)
- Zenu Indigenous Women: Protectors and Growers of Mother Earth
- Froxán Commons – A community restoration project in Galicia, Spain brings native species back to their forests
- Li Kiampka (Our descendants)
- Minta Ari – Constant rain in a Dayak community in Indonesia
- How the Ogiek of Kenya are using mapping to advocate for their land rights
- Tarimat Pujut: Living in Harmony with Nature in Peru