Indonedian filmmaker Erick Est, whose film “Iffy” won the Best Indonesian Film at 15/15 Film Festival Australia. "Bali Bandidos", the music video by "The Hydrant", won Best Video Clip Award in Radar Bali (2009). Dije Jani Adi – KIS won Best Video Clip on (Pramusti Award (2011). Erick has recieved several other awards and is a master in his field as well as a highly talented young film maker.
The multimedia documentary will be a way of preserving the Dayak's way of life for future generations, while drawing attention to the dangers facing their forbidden forest. The elders' journey will be captured in still photographs and video as well as through music by Robi Navicula, leader of one of Indonesia's most successful bands.
We hope that by showcasing the beauty of the forest and the unique cultural beliefs of the Dayak, we’ll showcase the potential for eco-tourism in this area as an alternative to damaging logging and dam projects.
Once the documentary is made, we’ll be using it to raise awareness about the Dayak culture and the threats to Kalimantan’s unique environment by touring it around Australia, NZ, the USA and Canada.