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Making Monkey Business: Building Company/Community Dialogue in the Philippines

This is one of four films in a series on company-community dialogue produced by the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at HarvardKennedySchool. The film conveys the process as experienced by those who participated - community, company and government representatives - and is told in their own voices.

This film tells of a dispute resolution process involving communities that were impacted by the building of the Ambuklao and Binga dams in the BenguetProvince of the Philippines. It illustrates among others the importance of independent mediators, taking different cultural beliefs into account and capacity building to enable equal negotiation processes. Also the personal transformation from enemies to partners is shown.