KARRETJIE is the story of two families born on the road, who have been forced into mobility by structures beyond their control. Living in dire poverty and isolation, they battle to find recognition for the role they’ve played in the agricultural economy they served their entire life. KARRETJIE is the story of a forgotten first people of South Africa.
A documentary film on the marginalisation of a South African First People, The Karretjie Mense of the Great Karoo
This 25-min educational video documentary introduces the practice of participatory spatial information management and communication (PGIS) in the development context. It has been designed to introduce development practitioners (technology intermediaries) to the practice of demand-driven PGIS.
In this video, PGIS practice is presented as a continuum starting from community mobilisation to project planning and design, choice of mapping methods and technologies, visualisation of different technologies in diverse ethno-cultural and agro-ecological environments, and finally putting the maps to work in the domains of identity building, self-determination, spatial planning and advocacy.
Ethics and sound attitudes and behaviours are emphasized as cross-cutting imperatives.
This 8-min video on CyberTracker covers a number of uses to which geospatial information technology (GIT) can be put to work in the contexts of development and conservation. In addition it highlights how GIT can add value to indigenous peoples knowledge systems and how this can have important applications in protected areas and collaborative natural resource management.
The Video has been produced in the framework of the project "Support the spread of good practice in generating, managing, analysing and communicating spatial information".