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Sustainable Film Selection

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Studio 3 | Thursday, 6th June | 16:00 — 17:50

Kewang – Nature’s Ancient Guardians

20m — Indonesia

World Premiere

For over four centuries, the guardians of Haruku have preserved their local environment and traditional customs. As the grip of climate change takes hold, can this customary management approach prevail?

Indah Rufiati

Blue Ventures is a British marine conservation NGO, dedicated to rebuilding tropical fisheries with coastal communities. Indah Rufiati is a conservationist and leader from Indonesia. Usually working with coastal communities to help them understand and improve their fisheries, Indah turned her focus to film in her directorial debut. Matthew Judge is a filmmaker, producer and editor known for his previous work on Kokoly.

Power of Mama

04m — Indonesia

World Premiere

West Borneo’s first all-female firefighting team and what they are achieving goes far beyond putting out fires. They are championing environmental and wildlife conservation, changing attitudes towards women in traditional Indonesian society, and building a better world for future generations.

Ria Utari

Ria Utari is an active Conservationist in West Borneo working with International Animal Rescue, with a passion for media and storytelling. This is Ria’s first directing experience.

Nuraga Bhumi

30 — Canada

International Premiere

Against all odds, a group of Indigenous women team up to protect their tiger and orangutan relatives on the island of Sumatra.

Danielle Khan Da Silva

Danielle is an Indian-European award-winning documentary conservation biologist-turned-photographer/director. She is also a Co-Founder of other organizations, including the Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary, an initiative to protect land for critically-endangered Sumatran tiger and orangutan and local communities in Sumatra.


21m — Mexico

Three remarkable environmentalists from ordinary origins give every waking moment to the same goal. They care for life, in a dangerous world.

 Julián Stubbs Generali

Julian Stubbs, Mexican born in 1991. Film director, studied filmmaking at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC). His short films have been selected in competitions such as the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG 2015) and the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, Cuba. Co-founder, producer and director in Timelapse México, an audiovisual collective creating films about the relationship between humans and nature

The Atlantis Mussels

04m — Indonesia

Asian Premiere

This film narrates the story of a community on the coast of the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, experiencing the direct impact of land subsidence and global climate change. To face this crisis, they come up with a unique solution by using green mussel shells to raise the ground to prevent the disaster from engulfing their homes.

Rachmat Kurniawan Idrus

Rachmat Kurniawan Idrus was born and raised in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Currently, he is a journalism major student at Multimedia Nusantara University. Rachmat is also an environmental activist who has collaborated multiple times with environmental influencers such as Jerhemy Owen, Pandawara Group, and others. He has created several short documentary films and digital videos on environmental issues, including “Jumantara of Bantar Gebang” in 2022 and “Sampah Anaconda” in 2023.

Indai Apai Darah (Mother, Father, Blood)

14m — Indonesia

Asian Premiere

A young girl growing up in the Indigenous-held forests of central Borneo follows ancient connections to earn the gift of a story – her People’s 1973 fight to preserve their lands amid rampant deforestation.

Kynan Tegar

Kynan Tegar is an 19-year-old photographer and filmmaker from the Dayak Iban tribe of the island of Borneo, Kalimantan, Indonesia. He is currently studying Social Anthropology at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta. Growing up in and around the traditional longhouse of his village of Sungai Utik, he has learned directly from the elders, their wisdom and values, their stories of resistance in the face of encroaching deforestation, and the threats to their way of life.

Secret Garden

13m — Indonesia

International Premiere

As the primary subject in the underwater ecosystem, coral plays a vital role in sustaining the lives of creatures both below and above the sea, especially for the community of Karimun Jawa Conservation Island who depend on the sea’s resources for their livelihoods. Preserving the optimal condition of coral reefs is essential and should be prioritized. However, the reality contradicts this notion.

Jihan Syavilla Rahmayani

Jihan Syavilla Rahmayani is a student in Television and Movie Department 2018. She participates in an organization called Pixelmount and is active in making short movies in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Movies are a medium of honesty and the strongest thing to give an opinion. So, she always makes some movies based on her unrest.