Handcrafted Films

Charlie Taylor, A Death in the Forest

‘Who will stop this madness of climate change, if not us, then who, if not now, then when?’ Yeb Sano

‘If Not Us Then Who’ a new series of inspiring short films and photographic collections from Handcrafted Films aims to shed light on the enormous challenges of climate change by examining one key element of this unprecedented crisis – who is protecting our forests?

In Nicaragua there is an ongoing fight to protect indigenous territories from outsiders. The friction between these newcomers and the indigenous population has often led to violence.

Ricalana Davis, the widow of Charlie Taylor, speaks about the death of her husband.

An extract from the ‘if not us then who?’ series – ifnotusthenwho.me


This film accompanies a blog written by David Kaimowitz of the Ford Foundation, which promotes a report by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI). The report is ‘the most significant report to-date showing that giving Indigenous and other forest communities rights over forests can be an effective tool for slowing Global Warming’.