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Long Saan: The Journey back

An expedition to the heart of Kalimantan




January 2017



  • Culture
  • Indonesia

A documentary that explores the connection between the Dayak Kenyah of North Kalimantan and their ancestral lands deep in the heart of the original forests of Borneo. A personal journey as Philius makes his way back to pay respects to his mothers grave. A key message in the film is the connection of the indigenous tribes as custodians of the land and the true conservationists.

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For public screenings of the full 60 minute version of this film please contact David Metcalf at [email protected]

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