Traditional Video Projects - for CARE

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In addition to a host of participatory video projects, Tamara has been able to work with CARE around the world to share their story of people using their power to try and adapt to the growing problems associated with a changing climate. See a few of their stories here:

Global: Powerful Hands (writer/producer)
http://youtu.be/9r1xSU_SSto
In Powerful Hands, CARE International finds hope in a changing climate -- where those most vulnerable to climate impacts are not victims of climate change, but agents of change. Powerful Hands shows how poor people are learning, preparing, and planning the best they can as the world changes around them, even when it's not enough. Watch Powerful Hands to be inspired to use your own hands in ways that help the planet AND its people.

Vietnam: Managing Our Mangroves (writer/producer/filmmaker)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1mA-55kOC0&feature=share&list=UUKUQ7Cu1pF_0jHtUfn4CcsQ
In September 2005, Typhoon Damrey, the most powerful typhoon to hit Vietnam in several years, crossed the east coast of Vietnam. At the epicenter of the storm in Thanh Hoa Province in the north, winds of more than 100 kilometres per hour devastated poor coastal communities, demolishing protective dykes, and destroying houses, rice fields and livestock. Only one area in this Province Hau Loc District, escaped extensive damage. This is attributed to a belt of mangrove forests which play an essential role in preventing soil erosion and which also protected dykes by slowing down the force of the storm waves. CARE has been working for the last three years in this area on a Community-Based Mangrove Reforestation and Management Project. This video shows how how planting and sustainable management of extensive mangrove areas are key to protecting vulnerable communities from the physical and economic impacts of disasters such as Typhoon Damrey.

Ethiopia: No Time to Recover (writer/producer/filmmaker)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBs7ayA7d4I&feature=share&list=UUKUQ7Cu1pF_0jHtUfn4CcsQ
Pastoralism in Ethiopia is more than a nomadic livelihood based on the well-being of ones livestock. Pastoralist communities have shared a rich cultural history, a traditional support network, a unique economic system, and a collective social identity supported by kinship and clan loyalty. For centuries, Pastoralist communities have moved through the Ethiopian lowlands effectively managing the potentially devastating impacts of severe drought, heavy rains and floods. They have done so through a range of time-tested, culturally embedded strategies and techniques. But their climate is changing. In 'No time to Recover' (from Save the Children UK & CARE International) meet Pastoralist men, women and children who are doing their best to adapt to a changing climate. See how they are modifying their lives to adapt to increasing temperatures and drought frequency as well as unpredictable rains that are now falling in shorter but more intense episodes.

Tanzania: Where the Rain Falls (writer/producer)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf7WBdKdtBg&feature=share&list=UUKUQ7Cu1pF_0jHtUfn4CcsQ
Meet families living on the flanks of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, who are facing challenging choices and seeking better solutions as rain fall patterns affect their livelihoods. They live in an area where CARE International and the United Nations University are engaged in a project entitled 'Where the Rain Falls.' (www.wheretherainfalls.org). 'Where the Rain Falls' is a three-year programme of research, adaptation activities, advocacy and education on changing weather patterns, hunger and human mobility. It is supported by the AXA Group and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Global Policy Film: Where the Rain Falls (writer/producer)
http://youtu.be/Zo2cQYkL_Y8
Learn how poor people from around the world are facing challenging choices and seeking better solutions as rain fall patterns affect their livelihoods. Through a CARE International and United Nations University study and programme -- 'Where the Rain Falls' -- communities, government and organisations are working together to understand rain to enable change. Read the report (released at COP18 in Doha, Nov 2012) and learn more at www.wheretherainfalls.org.