Making a Difference
Indigenous peoples of the world demand rights. They request the United Nations to adopt a Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. But the outlook for this Declaration is not promising. Among governments of the world it meets resistance.
Then the indigenous peoples have won another important victory. In May 2002 a Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will meet in the UN in New York. For the first time people who do not represent governments or states, will have a seat in the UN.With the UN-negotiations as a starting point the film takes us on a journey into the reality among four indigenous peoples on four continents.
Can their culture and identity as indigenous peoples survive in a modern world? Should it survive? If yes, how? If no, then what? What do they have to offer the world?