Mentawai – Souls of the Forest

posted in: In Selection - Short Doco May 2022
Mentawai - Souls of the Forest
TitleMentawai – Souls of the Forest
SynopsisThe last indigenous people of the archipelagos of Sumatra: culture on the verge of extinction – with the latest geopolitical developments, the destruction of their habitat reaches the point of no return. The film portrays indigenous culture, history, and resistance up to the most recent developments in geopolitical of Indonesia’s growing environmental degradation. The daily life of the indigenous tribe, their spiritual cosmos, and their commitment to preserving their own culture and natural habitat is seen through rare historic footage and archive material telling the story of decades of oppression of the indigenous culture – but also of the resilience.
CreditDirector: Joo Peter
Writer: Joo Peter
Producer: Ilona Grundmann
Film InformationGenre: Feature Documentary
Premiere: World
Length: 50 minutes
Country: Indonesia
Language: Indonesian, English
Screening InformationSat 11 June @ 14.00
Virtual screening available from Thursday to Friday, 11-17 June 2022