BUI MAREUREU BAAP as worlds divide explores the intricacies of an ancient tribal culture, which, despite having allowed the Indigenous people of Mentawai Islands to flourish amidst a remote jungle environment for several thousand years, currently stands, along with Sikerei, the traditional custodians of this very knowledge, on the precipice of extinction.
Through contrasting experiences with both traditional and modern lifestyles on the island of Siberut, filmmaker Rob Henry provides a rare glimpse into the day-to-day life of the few remaining Mentawai tribes-people and those communities, which, over time, have neglected tradition. Revealing both a startling insight into the impact such fundamental change will bring for the future of the Mentawai people and how a community-driven plea has the potential to transform the lives of all.
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