The Borneo Eco Film Festival’s SUARA Community Filmmaking Programme is about enabling people from all walks of life to tell their stories in their own words and images. SUARA, the Malay word for “voice”, is an innovative year-long programme that aims to train indigenous and local communities how to harness the power of film and sound to tell their stories about their communities and the environments around them.
The 2012 Sensing Borneo Workshop is for intermediate to advanced SUARA KOMUNITI participants to make a short documentary on a person who has a strong sense of Borneo. The aim is to present these short documentaries online to showcase Borneo’s local voice.
2012 BEFF Main Festival Partners include: Ministry for Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah, Sabah Development and Investment Authority (SEDIA), National Film Development Corporation of Malaysia (FINAS), The Sabah Society and Daily Express.
SUARA Supporters included the British Council, Global Diversity Foundation, HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orang Utan Conservation Programme (HUTAN-KOCP), Model for Ecologically Sustainable Community Conservation and Tourism (MESCOT) Initiative, Land Empowerment Animals People (LEAP), and Arkitrek.