MESYM Documentary Night #16: Sunset over Selungo

MESYM’s Documentary Night is held every 2nd Tuesday of each month. Everyone is invited to come hang out, watch a documentary, meet like-minded friends and take part in the discussion. Admission is free!

Our October event is co-organized with KLEFF – Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival, an annual film festival that features award-winning international and local environmental films by renowned filmmakers. We are screening Sunset over Selungo, a 30-minute documentary that will immerse you in the rainforest of northern Borneo, home to the Penan tribe. With beautiful images and engaging characters, the film gives you the experience of living with Dennis, Unyang and Sia, showing how their lifestyle is intrinsically linked to their unique environment.


Meet the film director, Ross Harrison

“Sunset over Selungo” director Ross Harrison will join us for the post-film Q&A discussion, straight from England!

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About Sunset over Selungo

From a remote village, deep in the rainforest of Borneo, comes an inspiring true story about freedom and belonging. Following Dennis, Unyang and Sia of the Penan tribe, Sunset Over Selungo is an intimate insight into an isolated way of life built upon centuries of jungle survival. Though hunting for breakfast and living without internet are difficult to imagine for most of us, Sia’s daily concerns are just the same as anybody else’s – for his family and his community – and he is determined to protect them.

Music in trailer: Føjst (First) by So I’m An Islander



In addition to “Sunset over Selungo”, we will screen Save Sarawak. Stop the Dams, a documentary by Linus Chung.

About ‘Save Sarawak. Stop the Dams’

The indigenous peoples of Sarawak, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, have been struggling to defend their culture, forests and lands against a series of mega-dams. They have been confronting the government as well as local and international companies and the international hydropower lobby group “International Hydropower Association” with the consequences of their corruption and profit driven mega-project. Watch the birth and growth of an inspiring movement for justice and the environment in this documentary by Linus Chung.


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