Arfan SABRAN Indonesia, Qatar 76 Min PG Singapore Premiere
A spirited elderly indigenous activist in Indonesia fights for legal rights to a patch of forest that his village has been inhabiting for generations.
In the 1990s, over one million hectares of rainforest were destroyed in Central Kalimantan on the island of Borneo for the notorious Mega Rice Project, resulting in calamitous ecological consequences. Today, fighting against corporate interests, 77-year-old Dayak activist Iber DJAMAL relentlessly pursues legal rights to some 100 hectares of the remaining Barasak ancestral forest that the Pilang Village have been inhabiting for generations.
Bahasa Indonesia, Dayak
Arfan SABRAN is an Indonesian filmmaker who has directed documentaries and line-produced international co-productions. He is also a programme manager for Rumah Ide, which seeks to develop eastern Indonesia’s film industry. The Flame is his first feature-length documentary.
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