BE' JAM BE the Never Ending Song
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    BE' JAM BE the Never Ending Song

    Directed by

    • Caroline Parietti, Cyprien Ponson

    France, Switzerland

    2017

    87 min

    Documentary

    “The Mutan tree, well we say tree, but originally it’s a liana that uses the tree to climb. And its grasp ends up killing the tree. That’s what is going to happen between us and the companies.” In Sarawak, one of the two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, the Penan — who not that long ago were still nomads — are the first to be affected by deforestation. Peng and Tepeket, hunter-storytellers, and Jalung, a guide, map out the route through the lavish jungle and the mystique of the indigenous people. This mystique is re-elaborated and updated considering the real combat being led against the programmed destruction of a landscape that gives their existence meaning — serving as a metaphor in which the foreign element is included to create a dialectic.

    Awards

    • Buyens-Chagoll Prize - Visions du Réel

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Cyprien Ponson
    Caroline Parietti
    Cinematography
    Caroline Parietti
    Cyprien Ponson
    Editing
    Alix Lumbreras
    Production
    LES OBLIQUES