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Honey At The Top (2016)

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Kenya: a forest people #fightback as they are illegally evicted, beaten & imprisoned - paid for by the World Bank.

HONEY AT THE TOP is the new documentary from Dean Puckett ( Grasp The Nettle Films ) about the Sengwer forest people of the Cherangani Hills, Kenya, being evicted from their ancestral land in the name of conservation. Facing international pressure from organisations like the World Bank, a corrupt Kenya Forest Service who are burning their houses, and attempts to turn the forest into a commodity through carbon offsetting schemes, the Sengwer fight to hold onto their culture and resist the evictions.  PRESS THE CC BUTTON FOR SUBTITLE OPTIONS!

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This film captures the Sengwer predicament in relation to the World Bank project that ended in 2013. Now the European Union is in the process of seeking to implement a very similar $38 million project which, in its current form, is in danger of reinforcing the Kenya Forest Service's (KFS) capacity to evict the Sengwer from their ancestral forests.

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