• Year: 2016
  • Duration: 6 minutes
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Language: Indonesian with English Subtitle

Film Director(s)

Pinarsita Juliana

Film Synopsis:

This short film tells about the situation of Dayak Ma’anyan indigenous people in East Barito District, Central Kalimantan province. This community before can live happily with nature, but since coal mining company entered their village everything suddenly change. They lost their beautiful nature, and the worse they lost one of their main livelihoods and also local wisdoms, that is honey hunter.

Mider is one of community who bravely shares about how coal mining has already destroyed everything in his village. As a honey hunter senior, he knows how difficult to find the FUSI tree as the only place of honey.

This short film tries to show the reality that happened now in Central Kalimantan. Perhaps, with this video, Ma`anyan community in Gunung Karasik could get support and solidarity from other indigenous people in this world. This film also wants to remain other Indigenous people if they are not alone to face the struggle today.


Freedom Talk: Southeast Asia(SEA) Land Rights-Ground Wars and Court Battles

“Land is life, without land there will be no life” is a popular slogan and dictum of many different indigenous peoples in the SEA region. But history records a sad tale of indigenous peoples having to defend and battle for their ancestral and customary lands for the past hundreds of years. Today this tragic trend continues to plague indigenous communities across the region. In this session land rights activists from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines will share stories, exchange experiences and identify similar concerns and trends, and recognize the differences in their situations of land struggles across the SEA region. Exchange views and reflect together with representatives from the indigenous communities with regards to this life and death situation for hundreds and thousands of indigenous peoples in the region.


Film Screening

  • Date: 7 September 2017
  • Time: 2.30pm - 5.00pm
  • Session: 19

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