Environmental and Human Rights

Real Time Monitoring from Alfredo Broccolo on Vimeo.

This video produced by the Rainforest Foundation UK highlights some of the challenges that rainforests and their inhabitants around the world face and presents an easy to operate, hands-on and affordable technology to accurately monitor changes in the rainforests, this to help their inhabitants gain rights to their ancestral lands and help preserving the natural environments where they live.
My Role: Co-editor, Filming Interviews, Animator.

Tumba Lediima Eng Subs_UP from Alfredo Broccolo on Vimeo.

This video highlights problems that people who access or used to live in the Tumba Lediina natural park before its establishment face when trying to enter what was once their homes, hunting grounds and ancestral sites.
My Role: Co-editor

Video 2 from Alfredo Broccolo on Vimeo.

This is the first of a series of videos that comprise a Video Manual that I produced for Rainforest Foundation UK. The Real Time Monitoring portable system is used by people who live in forested area to monitor illegal activities in the land where they live.
My role: Scripting, filming interviews, Animation.

Logging vs livelihoods in protected areas- Conservation’s double standards from Alfredo Broccolo on Vimeo.

This is the third of a series of 8 short films about the relationship between forest communities in the Congo Basin and conservation practices produced by the Rainforest Foundation UK.
It highlights some of the problems that forest communities encounter when parks are established without their prior consent or direct participation in the decision making process in the land where they have lived often for generations.
The videos suggest different approaches to conservation and the establishment of parks, which could see the direct involvement of forest communities in the establishment and running of the parks without being evicted from their ancestral land.
My Role: Scripting, Editing, Composing Intro, Animator, Filming Interviews (audio and video)

Who Protects The Rainforest from Alfredo Broccolo on Vimeo.

This is the second of a series of 8 short films about the relationship between forest communities in the Congo Basin and conservation practices produced by the Rainforest Foundation UK.
It highlights some of the problems that forest communities encounter when parks are established without their prior consent or direct participation in the decision making process in the land where they have lived often for generations.
The videos suggest different approaches to conservation and the establishment of parks, which could see the direct involvement of forest communities in the establishment and running of the parks without being evicted from their ancestral land.
My Role: Scripting, Editing, Composing Intro, Animator, Filming Interviews (audio and video)

Why conservation needs people_English from Alfredo Broccolo on Vimeo.

This is the first of a series of 8 short films about the relationship between forest communities in the Congo Basin and conservation practices produced by the Rainforest Foundation UK.
It highlights some of the problems that forest communities encounter when parks are established without their prior consent or direct participation in the decision making process in the land where they have lived often for generations.
The videos suggest different approaches to conservation and the establishment of parks, which could see the direct involvement of forest communities in the establishment and running of the parks without being evicted from their ancestral land.
My Role: Scripting, Editing, Composing Intro,Animator, Filming Interviews (audio and video)

This short video wants to briefly highlight the work that the Rainforest Foundation UK has done to protect Rainforests and their inhabitants in the last 25 years of its activity.
My Role: Scripting, Editing, Animations.

Illegal Gold mining in Madre de Disos Rainforest, Peru from Alfredo Broccolo on Vimeo.

The aim of this short video was to raise further awareness about the issue of illegal mining in the Madre de Dios rainforest in Peru, by adding it to the Rainforest Foundation’s UK social media 2016 summer appeal to raise funds to help protect 125,000 hectares of Madre de Dios rainforest.
My Role: Concept Development, Scripting, Editing, Animations.

In this video the concept of the Conservation model is challenged.
Indigenous and Forest People have lived in Rainforests worldwide for centuries and have helped sustainably managing the areas were they live.
Unfortunately they are often forced out of their traditional lands to make space for Conservation areas.
I helped developing the concept and edited the video while working for the Rainforest Foundation UK in 2016.


This short animated video is part of a series of short videos used during the Palm Oil Campaign run by the Rainforest Foundation UK in 2016.

It highlights the fact that many foods we buy contains palm oil, so we should be careful about what we buy when we go shopping to avoid contributing to the expansion of palm oil plantations and avoid the negative consequences that palm oil expansion has on the rainforests and their inhabitants.

I developed the concept and animated this video while working for the Rainforest Foundation UK in 2016.

This short animated video is part of a series of short videos used during the Palm Oil Campaign run by the Rainforest Foundation UK in 2016.

It highlights the fact that palm oil expansion into rainforests destroys the very environments where many animals thrive.

I developed the concept and animated this video while working for the Rainforest Foundation UK in 2016.

This short animated video is part of a series of short videos used during the Palm Oil Campaign run by the Rainforest Foundation UK in 2016.

It highlights the fact that Palm Oil not only is contained in many foods and products that we normally buy, but many derivates of palm oil are used and come under many different names.

I developed the concept and animated this video while working for the Rainforest Foundation UK in 2016.

This short animated video is part of a series of short videos used during the Palm Oil Campaign run by the Rainforest Foundation UK in 2016.

It highlights the fact that large commercial palm oil plantations most of the time constitute a threat to traditional cultures that live in forested areas which fall under the eyes palm oil producers.

I developed the concept and animated this video while working for the Rainforest Foundation UK in 2016.

NOMBRES PARA NO OLVIDAR from Cine de Plano on Vimeo.

This short video documentary describes the long struggle of a coalition of human rights groups and activists towards the building of the “Monument to Memory and Truth”. The monument is dedicated to those people who died during the long civil war that raged in El Salvador from the late 1970s to the signing of the peace accord of 1992, and which war killed 75,000 and left thousands more missing.
The monument is engraved with nearly 30,000 names, and was initially to be built by the right-wing party ARENA which came into power after the peace accord was signed. But ARENA never facilitated the building of the monument nor did it comply with other important tasks recommended by Truth Commission to help the Salvadoran society heal.
This documentary was born out of a my collaboration with Cine de Plano, a media organisation which operates in El Salvador and Equador and which aim is to use media to promote social and environmental justice and train young people in film making.
My role in the making of this documentary was: production and filming.

This short video documentary (27min), describes through a series of testimonies some of the negative impacts of monoculture crops that to some extent now are being experienced  (also to provide for agrofuels feedstock, mainly African Palm and Sugarcane for ethanol and biodiesel production).
The field research and visits, interviews and filming have been carried out in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala. For more information about the environmental and social negative consequences of monoculture feedstock for agrofuels production in Latin America and elsewhere, please visit the web pages of Friends of the earth El Salvador, and Friends of the Earth International.
I made this short documentaries while working for CESTA Friends of the Earth El Salvador. My role in the making of this documentary was research, scripting, filming and the editing, sound design.

This short video documentary (part 1, 2 and 3) was produced by CESTA Friends of the Earth El Salvador on behalf of a grassroots association called ‘Movimiento Sin Plomo’: an association that was born to denounce the environmental pollution from led fumes and dust emitted into the surrounding populated areas by the ‘Record’ factory. The pollution is causing serious health problems to many inhabitants of ‘El Sitio del Niño’ community and the death of, especially but not only, children.
I made this short documentaries while working for CESTA Friends of the Earth El Salvador. My role in the making of this documentary was scripting, filming and the editing

Short Documentary (3 parts) about a local food security project run by ADES in Santa Marta (El Salvador) a project part-funded by the Inter-American Foundation. 2009.
I co-directed, filmed and edited this short documentary for the “Social Economic Development Association” ADES – Santa Marta in 2009, and got involved in the making of this short documentary young people to teach them how to script, film and edit short film documentaries.

This short video documentary (Part 1 and 2) casts some light on some of the less evident causes of deforestation in El Salvador. By focusing on the Jiquilisco Bay area, an area of outstanding beauty populated by Mangroves hosted in fine wild beaches, this short documentary reveals some causes and consequences of deforestation that is causing the deterioration and annihilation of some fragile ecosystems such as the mangrove, and restricting the right to access to natural resources of some of the poorest of the local peasants who for generations have sustainably harvested and maintained the local ecosystems, therefore threatening the very subsistence of their livelihoods.
I made this short documentaries while working for CESTA Friends of the Earth El Salvador. My role in the making of this documentary was: scripting, filming, editing, sound design, mastering.