MESYM Documentary Night #4: Wira Rimba (Forest Warriors) + On Borrowed Time

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.

In conjunction with World Ranger Day (31st July annually), we are showing ‘Wira Rimba: Kisah Renjer-Renjer Taman di Malaysia’ (Forest Warriors: The Story of Park Rangers in Malaysia) and short film ‘On Borrowed Time’.

We are delighted to have Elizabeth John from TRAFFIC attending the event and taking part in the post-documentary discussion. Elizabeth John is Senior Communications Officer for TRAFFIC in Southeast Asia. She directs the organisation’s plans and programmes to reach out of the region’s millions about wildlife trade and the crises caused by poaching and trafficking. She shapes the public voice and messaging on the organisation’s work and wildlife trade issues and manages TRAFFIC’s engagement with the public, and media across the region. A former environmental journalist, she worked with film makers Novista and WWF-Malaysia on the award winning documentary, On Borrowed Time.

Wira Rimba

‘Wira Rimba’ (Forest Warriors) showcases the life of our local heroes who are at the forefront of protecting our parks and their rich natural resources. This is WWF-Malaysia’s first full length documentary, produced by Sunny Stories in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The film is in Malay, but has English subtitles.

Trailer (without subtitles)

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On Borrowed Time

‘On Borrowed Time’ is a 9-minute short film that focuses on the poaching crisis in Belum-Temengor, and is released by WWF Malaysia and TRAFFIC. It is filmed by award-winning Malaysian documentary makers Novista.

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