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Small Kewang

Young forest guardianship in , Indonesia




November 2020



  • Ancestral Knowledge
  • Culture
  • Indonesia
  • Participatory-made film
  • youth

“If not katong, who else?”

Emil and Viko are members of the “Small Kewang” in Haruku Country, in Maluku, Indonesia. “Kewang” not only stands as an institution, but also a home for them to continue the tradition of protecting the environment in Haruku Country, Kab. Central Moluccas.

Being a Kewang since childhood is a matter of pride for Emil and Viko. They learned a lot about the values ​​of the environment, and how to invite friends to learn together from their grandpa, Eliza M. Kissya (also known as Grandpa Eli), as the Head of Kewang.

Director: Faizal Abdul Aziz
This video was made in collaboration with the Pawanka Fund, the Alliance of Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago and Rekam Nusantara.

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