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Rahsia Rimba, Selai Kayu Yek & Klinik Ku Hutan | Freedom Talk: If not us, then who? Young Orang Ali Women Changing the Narrative

FreedomFilmFest 2022

Date16/09/2022

Time11:00AM


CategoryEvent

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This pass allows you to join all the programmes in FreedomFilmFest 2022 and a complimentary festival t-shirt.

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Rahsia Rimba (Secret of The Forest Guardian) (2021)

Kedek journeys into the forest and connects with her ancestral past and her indigenous identity. She gathers strength from her ancestors and the spirits of the forest to defend her community.

Runtime: 5 mins
Country: Malaysia
Film Language: Bahasa Jakun, Malay
Subtitle Language: English

Producers
Apa Kata Wanita Orang Asli - Aireen July, Analisa Atong, Han Rusan, Sylvia Othman, Wak Masnah

Apa Kata Wanita Orang Asli is a collective of young Orang Asli women from various tribes in Malaysia. With aims to amplify their voices through storytelling as they articulate their lived realities and demand for equality and rights for their community.


Selai Kayu Yek (Roots of My Land) (2020)

Aleh, a young Orang Asli woman, struggles to find support from her village when her family's ancestral land is encroached. In fear of losing her land that she also uses to grow ubi kayu, she seeks out famous Orang Asli YouTuber Rien to expose and share her story. But Rien refuses at first as she believes that their community should pursue a better life in the city instead of farming on their land. Aleh and Rien eventually realise that they share similar struggles because of their identity. Together, they find their voice and speak out.

Runtime: 12 mins
Country: Malaysia
Film Language: Malay, Temiar
Subtitle Language: English

Producers 
Apa Kata Wanita Orang Asli: Ada Along, Analisa Atang, Arni Natasya, Azie Suzana, Diana Tan, Lungey Uda, Maranisnie Mohsin, Natasya Robut, Niwani Sari, Nora Kantin, Rosdila Roslan, Rosita Dollah, Selindang Seliman, Sherry Tan, Sylvia Othman, Yaliyana Lenab


Klinik Ku Hutan (The Forest, My Clinic) (2020)

Deep in a forest in Perak, two young Orang Asli women from the city named Nget and Abong are enjoying the beauty and calmness of nature. But their enjoyment quickly turned into despair when Abong suddenly falls gravely ill. In their quest for healing, they discover their elders' knowledge in the medicinal properties of herbs and their deep spiritual and physical ties with the forest. They experience true healing when they finally reconnect with their traditional values and identity.

Runtime: 14 mins
Country: Malaysia
Film Language: Malay
Subtitle Language: English

Producers
Apa Kata Wanita Orang Asli - Arni Natasya, Azie Suzana, Lungey Uda, Maranisnie Mohsin, Rosdila Roslan, Rosita Dollah, Selindang Seliman, Sherry Tan, Sylvia Othman, Yaliyana Lenab


Freedom Talk: If not us, then who: Young Orang Ali Women Changing the Narrative

The Apa Kata Wanita Orang Asli team has premiered their films in a variety of film festivals, including the Native Spirit Festival (UK), Chuncheon International Film Festival (South Korea) and Asinabka Film & Media Art Festival. These women have charted a new path by creating their own media spaces; telling their stories from their own perspective and in their own words. Join in the conversation with the Apa Kata Wanita Orang Asli team as they share their journey of taking their voices to the screen.


This event is part of FreedomFilmFest 2022, which is organised by Freedom Film Network (Pertubuhan Perfileman Sosial Malaysia), a non-profit society dedicated to the development and promotion of social justice and human rights films.

For more information, head over to our website freedomfilm.my

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