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on 15 Nov, 22:38

Pulau Sibu Nature Excursion with MareCet

Pulau Sibu Nature Excursion with MareCet
Upcoming Event

Dear friends of MareCet,

We’re are pleased to announce that we will be having the second trip of our Pulau Sibu (Johor) Nature Excursion next year on 1 – 4 May 2019!

Pulau Sibu is located off the east coast of Johor and it is the area where we have been conducting our dugong research and conservation work since 2014. The island is remote and still relatively undeveloped, hence a lot of its original beauty is still preserved. It is the only place in Peninsular Malaysia where dugongs are reliably found, therefore we deem the area as a last stronghold for these gentle sea cows. It is also one of the last few islands in Peninsular Malaysia where traditional kampungs (villages) and kampung living still exists. For the excursion, we will engage the local islanders in their services, providing them with a livelihood income and also tapping into their local ecological and cultural knowledge of the area. We will also tap into our scientific knowledge based on the research we’ve been conducting in the area. We will share with you the beauty of the island and its surrounding in a fun, engaging and educational manner!

For any further enquiries and/or trip booking, please do not hesitate to contact us at outreach.marecet@gmail.com. We look forward to having you and your friends/family on the excursion.

Thank you.

Regards,
The MareCet Team

on 22 Sep, 18:27

Documentary Screening of The Panguna Syndrome at FreedomFilmFest 2018

 

SCREENING: THE PANGUNA SYNDROME
DATE: 6 OCTOBER 2018
TIME: 2PM – 3.30PM
LOCATION: PJ LIVE ARTS, JAYA ONE

Film Synopsis: On the island of Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea, the revolt continues. The Bougainville Crisis, a war waged by colonial powers to crush the indigenous resistance and protect their interests in the giant mine of Panguna may only be the tip of the iceberg. 20,000 lives were lost. The spirits of the land have been violated. And if the Bougainvilleans have come out, against all odds, victorious of the physical war, they now have to face a psychological one.

The referendum on Independence, planned between 2015 and 2020, is inching closer. Whose future will be written and whose voices will count? In the North, the government is attempting the resuscitate Panguna. In the Centre, around the mine site, many are attempting to imagine an alternative reality, a new articulation of modernity inclusive of their traditional cultures and identity. They are leading a battle to break free mentally and physically from oppressive structures they have been subjected to for over two hundred years. After the physical fight comes the time of the spiritual one, calling for the (re)conquest of the idea of the self.

Secure your screening passes here – https://freedomfilm.my/fff2018-programme/the-panguna-syndrome/ 

More info available here – https://www.facebook.com/notes/freedomfilmfest/the-panguna-syndrome-at-fff2018-2pm-6-oct-2018-pj-live-arts/2085341908164999/

 

We are excited to be joined at FFF2018 by one of the filmmakers behind ‘The Panguna Syndrome’, Olivier Pollet. Olivier is a young French journalist and independent documentary filmmaker, passionate about human rights, the environment and development issues. His work specialises in human rights, the environment and corporate accountability, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region and Papua New Guinea.

Related FFF Event – Workshop: Going beyond a one-off documentary by using new multimedia tools by Olivier Pollet
Date: 4 October 2018 Time: 4.30PM – 6.30PM Location: The School, Jaya One
Olivier will present his upcoming multi-media platform project on the history and legacy of colonialism on the Island of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea It is being produced as a complement to the documentary The Panguna Syndrome, screened at the Freedom Film Festival, as well as an upcoming feature version. He will share his insights into all stages of production: from research to designing an open-ended approach of filmmaking for indigenous communities, to post-production and dissemination.
This workshop is in collaboration with Malaysian Documentary Association (MYDOCS) and supported by the French Embassy in Malaysia and Alliance Francais de Kuala Lumpur.
on 22 Sep, 18:18

Documentary screening – Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas at FreedomFilmFest 2018

Documentary screening – Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas at FreedomFilmFest 2018
Past Event

SCREENING: DEAD DONKEYS FEAR NO HYENAS
DATE: 1 OCT 2018
TIME: 8PM – 10PM
LOCATION: PJ LIVE ARTS, JAYA ONE

Film Synopsis: Farmland – the new green gold. Hoping for export revenues, Ethiopia’s government leases millions of hectares of farmland to foreign investors. But the dream of prosperity has a dark side where the World Bank plays a very questionable role… Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas investigates land grabbing and its impact on people’s lives. Pursuing the truth, we meet investors, development bureaucrats, persecuted journalists, struggling environmentalists and evicted farmers deprived of their land.

Secure your screening passes here: https://freedomfilm.my/fff2018-programme/dead-donkeys-fear-no-hyenas/

Trailer, reviews and more info here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/freedomfilmfest/dead-donkeys-fear-no-hyenas-at-fff2018-1-oct-2018-8pm-pj-live-arts/2068221479877042/

We are excited to be joined by the filmmaker behind ‘Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas’, Joakim Demmer who will be available for Q&A following the screening.

Joakim is based in Berlin, Germany and has directed and produced several internationally-acclaimed documentaries. His most recent film “Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas” has won several prizes and has been screened in around 40 countries.

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