Haze, It's Complicated

This documentary feature presents the scientific facts behind the issue of peat haze as well as points of view and opinions from local and regional stakeholders. The burning of the peat forests throughout tropical Southeast Asia creates pollution, and this posed significant challenges to human health and the economies of the region during the second decade of the 21st century. The problem of peat haze pollution has been somewhat mitigated in recent years but in spite of this positive progress a few of the critical issues are yet to be solved. A complete solution to this complex issue will not be a simple one.

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 The documentary feature HAZE, It’s Complicated… presents the scientific facts behind the issue of peat haze as well as a variety of points of view from local and regional stakeholders.


Funding Sources: 

  • Earth Observatory of Singapore

Project Years: 




Best Feature, 11th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival


Award of Exellence, IndiFest 2018 Film Awards

EOS Team: 

Principal Investigator
Research Assistant
Research Assistant
Research Assistant
Research Assistant
Research Assistant
Research Assistant


Asian Agri, Royal Golden Eagle

Asian School Of The Environment, NTU

Badan Restorasi Gambut Republik Indonesia

(Indonesian Peatland Restoration Agency)

Center For Environmental Sensing And Modeling, SMART

Centre For Remote Imaging, Sensing And Processing, NUS

Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup Dan Kehutanan Republik Indonesia

(Indonesian Ministry Of The Environment And Forestry)

Komunitas Konservasi Indonesia Warsi, KKI WARSI

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Masyarakat Peduli Api, MPA

Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Polytechnic

National University Of Singapore

Singapore-Mit Alliance For Research And Technology

S. Rajaratnam School Of International Studies, Ntu

Yayasan Setara Jambi

Festival and Screening Schedule:

October 2019
Indonesian Eco Film Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia [*]

July 2019
New Hope Film Festival, New Hope, Pennsylvania [*]

May 2019
New Haven International Film Festival, New Haven, Connecticut [*]

March 2019
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF), Washington D.C. [*]

February 2019
Beloit International Film Festival, Beloit, Wisconsin

November 2018
Hong Kong Eco Film Festival, HKEFF 2018, Hong Kong [*]
Singapore Eco Film Festival, SGEFF 2018, Singapore [*]

October 2018
International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival, KLEFF 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (BEST FEATURE)
Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, Innsbruck, Austria

September 2018
Bali International Film Festival, Kuta, Indonesia