Sarawak is one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo and is home to more than 40 unique sub-ethnic groups, or Dayaks. These include the Penan, Iban, Bidayuh, Kenyah and Kelabit. These are the last forest communities of Sarawak and the Bidayuh of Bengoh, are one of the many communities facing eviction, making way for the controversial Bengoh Dam.
TONG TANA as an ethnographic sound work for radio comprised of field recordings, narrative and prose that describes both the plight of the remaining native forests of Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, and the cosmology of the first peoples who desire to still live in them. It was commissioned by and broadcast by Austria's ORF/KunstRadio, … Continue Reading ››
We all want to be seen and heard and our stories to move and mobilise whether told at a fireside, starlit gathering or huddled around a laptop any where in the world. And, if you're like me and you're producing documentaries with anything you can get your hands on, most film … Continue Reading ››