Short Film 'Orang Rimba' to Premiere at Singapore Eco Film Festival

30 Aug 2017

Contributor: HAN Suling Cheryl

Professor Isaac Kerlow's newest film, 'Orang Rimba,' will have its world premiere at this weekend's SGEFF (Source: Screen grab of interview on Channel NewsAsia)

The Singapore Eco Film Festival (SGEFF) is back for its second year, featuring 21 films from 14 countries. SGEFF is a space for people from the public, private, and creative sectors to come together to learn about pressing environmental challenges, and to share positive solutions to these issues. 

The hosts of FirstLook Asia, a daily Channel NewsAsia Programme, sat down with SGEFF Executive Director Jacqui Hocking to find out more about what to expect from SGEFF. Joining them was Professor Isaac Kerlow, an award-winning filmmaker and Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.

Prof Kerlow spoke about the process of making his new film, 'Orang Rimba,' which traces the impacts of forest development on a group of nomadic people in Sumatra. 'Orang Rimba' will have its world premiere at SGEFF. 

Aired on 29 August 2017 on Channel NewsAsia, the episode can be viewed here. 


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