How to share… Custodians of Life

This document provides guidance and suggested social media posts for those wishing to share the new film from The Gaia Foundation and partners – Custodians of Life: Reviving Culture and Nature in Uganda’s Great Lakes.

Contents of this page

  • Hashtags to use
  • Twitter-suggested post
  • Facebook- suggested post
  • Email text
  • Social media images
  • Screenshots from the film

Hashtags to use

Use these in all posts:

  • #CustodiansofLife 
  • #SacredLands 

WhatsApp- suggested post

Watch #CustodiansofLife- a new film about how the Bagungu People in Uganda are reviving their culture and critical ecosystems: https://vimeo.com/373875301

Twitter- suggested posts 

Out now! Watch new film ‘#CustodiansofLife’ and follow the journey of Indigenous Bagungu communities who are reviving their culture and critical ecosystems in #Uganda’s Great Lakes region. Theirs is a story of hope, revival and #decolonisation: https://vimeo.com/373875301

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After centuries of colonialism, Bagungu communities in western Uganda are decolonising their Earth-centred culture and reviving the ecosystems they rely upon. Found out how in @GaiaFoundation’s new film #CustodiansofLife: https://vimeo.com/373875301

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Facebook- suggested post 

Watch new film, #CustodiansofLife, and follow the journey of Indigenous Bagungu communities who are reviving their Earth-centred culture and climate-critical ecosystems in Uganda’s Great Lakes region. 

Theirs story of hope and decolonisation in a time of crises. Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/373875301

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Email – Suggested text 

Subject: Custodians of Life- Watch the new film from The Gaia Foundation  

 Text:  Dear … 

Released today, new film Custodians of Life follows the inspiring journey of Indigenous Bagungu communities who are reviving their Earth-centred culture and climate-critical ecosystems in Uganda’s Great Lakes region. 

Created by the emerging African Earth Jurisprudence Movement and The Gaia Foundation, the film is a story of hope and decolonisation. 

The Bagungu People are indigenous to western Uganda and have lived along the shores of Itaka Lya Mwitanzige (Lake Albert) since time immemorial. But for over a century, colonialism and neoliberal globalisation have damaged and repressed both their traditional, eco-literate culture and their sacred lands and ecosystems in one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions. 

The story of loss and repression the Bagungu have suffered is a familiar one for Indigenous Peoples around the planet. But the Bagungu are now taking action to assert their rights and turn this story around as the climate and ecological crisis hits hard. 

Custodians of Life, tells the story of this turn around- of how, through innovative mapping techniques and intergenerational dialogues, the Bagungu are writing a new story for themselves, rooted in age-old traditions of care for Mother Earth. 

Watch the film in full here: https://vimeo.com/373875301 

With thanks, 

 

Social media images

Feel free to use any of the following images in your posts.

 

Screenshots from the film