Feature - Length Documentaries
WHEN WOMEN FIGHT
In 2015, worst toxic haze happened in Kalimantan. Thousands people were hospitalized because of the smoke inhalation. A group of volunteers trying to stand up and help their own people. This is a letter video from a young Dayak activist based in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan.
THE KAHAYAN RIVER IN DILEMMA
Kahayan river is one of the main rivers in Kalimantan. Somehow, the pollution in the Kahayan River impacts the local communities in the Damang Batu Sub-district of Central Kalimantan. The pollution has degraded water quality, resulting in fragile livelihoods and increased health problems for Dayak communities in Damang Batu.
In July 2017 Ranu Welum collaborated with UNICEF (project coordinator) and various other organizations to develop haze hacks. This collaboration started when Emmanuela Shinta was involved as the speaker in Global Landscape Forum: Peatlands Matter, a forum which networked Ranu Welum Foundation with organizations like UNICEF, CIFOR and Pulse Lab Jakarta. These meetings created further connections with Kopernik of Jakarta and Big Red Button of Singapore, who also joined in the collaboration. The purpose of this collaboration was to test prototypes and develop new strategies for protecting the population against the health impacts of haze and offer some potential solutions to the local government of Central Kalimantan.
AFTER 13 YEARS
This is a reflecting story of ethnic war between Dayaks (inhabitants) and Madurese (comers) which happened 13 years ago. It started in Sampit, a town in Kota Waringin Timur regency. The war had taken thousands lives of Madurese and Dayak. When the conflict ended, tribe-heads and local government gathered and did ritual of Cleaning Land, then built a monument as a symbol and reminder of peace, called Pillar Bantar Monument. It happened in 2001. However, after 13 years, many important cultural sites are changed to be contemporary. Not so far from Sampit, in Tumbang Manggu Village, there is another story, which reflects a cultural site as a symbol of unity, strength, power and living together in harmony.
RANSEL BUKU, GIVE A CHILD A CHANCE
A wonderful grass roots programme started by Aini Abdul, who took books in a backpack (Ransel Buku) to children in isolated river villages in Kalimantan. Three years later a library and resource centre is set up in Petuk Katimpun village, where Fery, who is originated from that village, becoming the teacher and dedicate himself for children in the villages nearby the sides of the river.