This video is shot in North Kordofan State in Sudan which is suffering from rapid desertification as a product of Global Warming and humanly invoked deforestation. In North Kordofan, Turning Tables engaged a group of Hakamat – traditional female war chanters – and challenged them to make a song about what is happening to the land, why the men are leaving, how the women undertake all the work and how the scarcity of resources inflicts their lives.
This video is 1/4 music videos produced by Turning Tables and UNDP for the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals #2030NOW at the Social Good Summit in New York September 27-28 2015.
For the Sustainable Development Goals to be perceived as a genuine holistic global framework it is imperative to communicate why the challenges the goals are targeting matters to everyday people in both the developing and the developed world. Thus it is important to bridge the gap between the statistics of poverty, violence and climate change and the genuine stories of people inflicted by it. The key to this is producing honest content by the people inflicted instead of outsiders producing content about them.
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