YOUTH INDIGENOUS FILMMAKING COMMUNITY
Since being established in 2014, RANU WELUM has helped young people learn about film/video making and develop their skills in media (shooting, editing, even acting, etc). More than 100 young filmmakers/videomakers have been trained and more than 20 short films, documentary films and videos have been produced in past 4 years.
These films and videos have been screened publicly in Palangka Raya and film festivals. Some also have been screened regionally in many South East Asian events and programs, including our latest documentary entitled When Women Fight, which screened in Bali, Kuala Lumpur and Timor Leste. In August this year we have conducted Kalimantan Indigenous Film Festival which followed by roadshow screening in four different regencies. It’s also a historic moment because for the first time films about indigenous people which produced by indigenous filmmaker was able to be screened in big cinema in Indonesia.
The idea of this filmmaking community is to encourage everyone to tell about their stories to the world by using audiovisual media. We use culture as a weapon against injustice and oppression toward Dayak indigenous people and Video for social change. That's our mission.
Our video works can be seen in Ranu Welum Youtube Channel.