Borneo Case, The
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 14:15
Zaal 2, Filmhuis Den Haag
Q&A with activist Mutang Urud and director Erik Pauser about their motives for protecting the rainforest in Borneo, Malaysia and the making of this film.
Led by Christel van de Craats (programme maker sustainability at Pakhuis de Zwijger) we talk with Mutang Urud about the battle for his birth ground Sarawak, against corruption and logging. Director Erik Pauser (AMP films) made this film over a time span of 5 years, with him Christel speaks about the process of making the film and the link with corruption and Western banks.
Mutang Urud grows up in one of the world’s oldest rainforests, in Malaysia. But when the government starts cutting down trees in large numbers and destroys the rainforest to build dams, he decides to stand up and fight for the rights of his indigenous people. “It is essential that we continue to tell our stories and memories so that we can prove that this land is ours.” Read more about Mutang and watch a short clip.