1. Balan the Blowpipe Maker

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    Watch the full film: https://vimeo.com/106222686 Help protect the Penan tribe's rainforest home. Visit www.selungo.com to find out more and support the Penan Peace Park. --- Only a few elders of Borneo’s Penan tribe still know how to make their unique hunting tool, the blowpipe. Balan is the last person in his village who practices the dying craft. This short film is an extract from the 30 minute documentary Sunset Over Selungo, which is available to watch in full for free at www.selungo.com. Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/95975471 Twitter: www.twitter.com/SelungoFilm Music: http://soimanislander.bandcamp.com 100% of Tip Jar donations will go to Balan's village co-operative. The co-op works to benefit and strengthen the local community and preserve their ancestral home, the surrounding rainforest.

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    • Back to Borneo

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      In 2013 I was fortunate enough to visit a very special part of the world, one of the last areas of pristine rainforest in Sarawak, one of the Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. I made a film - and friends - while I was there, and this is a little video of their reaction when I took the documentary back to show them. If you would like to donate to the Penan Peace Park please visit www.selungo.com. The full film is Sunset Over Selungo: www.vimeo.com/106222686 The first 'Selungo Short' was Balan the Blowpipe Maker: https://vimeo.com/98268016 Music in this video by: Chris Zabriskie www.chriszabriskie.com So I'm An Islander http://soimanislander.bandcamp.com

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      • How to Make Poison

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        Balan the blowpipe maker shares his wisdom for a second time. In this short film he imparts his rare knowledge of making ‘tajem’ - the unique poison used for hunting by his people, the Penan tribe of Borneo. To see more of Balan and learn about the Penan and the rainforests of Malaysian Borneo visit http://www.selungo.com. This is the third in a series of 12 short films I’m making this year. I'm posting them at http://www.12shorts.com. Watch the process of blowpipe making here: https://vimeo.com/98268016

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        • TONG TANA - Free of Sin

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          From the debut performance of TONG TANA, a live version of Free of Sin, I've cobbled together (edited) with stills, found images, video portraits of Penan from Long Kerong (Ulu Baram, Sarawak, Malaysia) and video shot at the concert. TONG TANA is a fusion cabaret realised in collaboration with South African sound illusionists, Benguela and Cape Town based visualist, Andrew Parker (aka Image Master Blink). Performed at Alliance Francaise, 29 July 2009, Cape Town, South Africa.

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          • Melbourne Rainforest Action Group: Time To Act

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            An important bit of Australian activist history. This 1991 video covers the strategic, nonviolent campaign of the Melbourne Rainforest Action Group (RAG) to halt the importation of rainforest timbers from South East Asia - using water-based blockades of timber ships, dock occupations, widespread community boycotts and union green bans. Melbourne RAG was one of many RAG's around Australia inspired by and acting in solidarity with the Penan and other Dyak peoples in Sarawak, Malaysia who were blockading their ancestral homelands. For background and analysis see: http://dkeenan.com/NvT/15/15.2.txt http://www.reasoninrevolt.net.au/biogs/E000527b.htm For action go to: http://ran.org/ http://www.survivalinternational.org/

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            • The Cherry Blossom and the Parang

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              Trailer for Geoff Anderson's new novel the Cherry Blossom and the Parang. Publication date is scheduled for 15th September 2011

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              • Classes in Long Belok: Penan children learning to read

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                • BE THE CHANGE

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                  The Penan Children's Book is Crowd Funding! It has changed me.... let it change you! Be the change you want to see in the world, and donate today! See the change for yourself... pozible.com/penan Heaven! And compliments to my brilliant hairdresser!

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                  • Sneak Peak: The Penan Children's Book

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                    Crowd Funding Ends on May 11th, 2014. LESS THAN 2 WEEKS LEFT FOR THE CROWD FUNDING CAMPAIGN! Now is the time to make your pledge for The Penan Children's Book! HELP COMPLETE THE STORY BY DONATING TODAY! www.pozible.com/penan The book is ready to go home. EVERY CONTRIBUTION will fund PRINTING THE BOOK and cover the costs to hand distribute the books to EVERY PENAN CHILD!

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