For centuries, the Penan tribe of Sarawak, Malaysia, have followed a way of life intrinsically linked to the rainforest. Rampant logging has decimated most of the virgin rainforest in the state including much of their ancestral lands. 18 villages whose forests remain intact have joined forces to establish a new protected area, the Penan Peace Park.
This is a short excerpt from Ross’ longer film, Sunset Over Selungo – watch it here: vimeo.com/124638607. Find out more about the project at selungo.com
The indigenous people of Sungai Utik, a Dayak Iban community in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, have maintained a strong traditional connection to their forests despite continuous pressure from logging and palm oil companies intent on taking their land. Their forests remain intact and their traditional values are keeping their community together. If we want to keep […]