Story of an Unbroken Breeze

“Story of an Unbroken Breeze” is a short documentary filmed by NAFSO, the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement, a member organization of the Joining Hands network in Sri Lanka Praja Abhilasha. The documentary details the violent land grabbing that Panama communities (Panama is located in Ampara district , in the eastern province in Sri Lanka)  endured and their struggle to reclaim their lands. The communities shared their stories with the U.N. Human Rights council, filed cases in court, held protests and exposed the situation in the media. Land rights campaigns across Sri Lanka had huge impacts on the 2014 Presidential elections in Sri Lanka and the President promised to restore many communities to their land. However, many in Panama are still waiting to regain their lands due to the priority placed on Panama’s beaches for tourism development.

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