BORNEO DEATH BLOW

By Raphael TREZA

AMPERSAND - as PROMO

Documentary - Completed 2018


A blowpipe-hunter tribe's uncertain future

Festivals
& Awards

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • THAILAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 52 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Raphael TREZA
    • Synopsis
    • The Borneo island is home to the Penan, a blowpipe-hunter tribe. They use deadly poison darts to catch their preys and are experts at building rainproof shelters in under an hour. Their survival skills, nomadic culture and traditional knowledge enable them to be the last tribe remaining in one of the oldest and most diverse rainforests on Earth.

      However, with around 90% of the forest cut down, the Penan are facing a dire future.