Negotiating water allocations between Muslim, Hindu and Christain farmers at Pegayeman, North Bali

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Ian Stehbens on July 10, 2007

While involved in leading peacebuilding training in Bali, the whole team of participants had this wonderful opportunity of meeting with Moslem leaders in the Pegayeman community near Git Git. There were Hindus, Moslems, Catholic and Protestant Christians involved in the peacebuilding program, that was so essential for Bali at a time when fear and suspicion threatened to dismantle harmonies or to exacerbate tensions. There were tensions in this area over water use. The Moslems at the top of the valley were regarded as using too much water for their rice cultivation such the Hindu farmers were facing shortages. It was great to have the Christian leadership contribute to building the trust and enabling conversations to achieve cooperation. I was engrossed in the conversations, and as a key player in the training I did not have the freedom to take this photo and distract from the conversations. I was thankful for a quiet SLR digital that allowed me to simply sit the camera on the side of my foot as we sat on the carpet. If it was skewed, it could be cropped later, but it was near perfect. And, no one noticed it being taken.

nuh sarche on January 26, 2008

great metapher... yellow star!

greetings from ⓜⓞⓝⓘⓚⓐ ① or ⓜⓞⓝⓘⓚⓐ ②

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Photo taken in Pegadungan, Sukasada, Buleleng, Bali 81161, Indonesia

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  • Uploaded on July 10, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ian Stehbens
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2006/03/12 11:20:25
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 85.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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