The Headman (EN)

by Andrew Garton September 12, 2012

On the 23 October 2007 Kelesau Naan, the Headman of the Penan village, Long Kerong, left his wife at a rest area in the forest to check on his traps. He never returned. Two months later his remains were found scattered across the Segita River, deep in the Ulu Baram, Sarawak.

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Duration 11:05
Producer Andrew Garton
Director Andrew Garton
Contact write the producer
Year produced 2010
Production Company Toy Satellite
Distributor Toy Satellite
Finn. says:
December 22, 2010

I have stayed in Long Kerong for six weeks and have met some of the people that appear in your film. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for portraying their struggle, so sincerely, and full of empathy with whats going on there. Thank you.

Andrew Garton
Andrew Garton says:
December 29, 2010

Thank you, Finn. It's hard not to get involved in their struggles when one sees what will be lost, not just their homelands, but their culture, their dignity and the forests they cherish.