short documentary about the story of Mr. Japin, an Indigenous farmer from the Silat Hulu community, West Borneo, Indonesia

The Indigenous Quest

Carbon-rich forestlands are being cleared in order to meet the rising global demand for palm oil, releasing carbon into the atmosphere to drive global warming with severe consequences for the environment and the endangered species. Indonesia lost 72 percent of its forest to industries like timber, paper and palm oil.

This short documentary tells the story of Mr. Japin, an Indigenous farmer from the Silat Hulu community, West Borneo, Indonesia. He is fighting to get his customary forest back that has been seized without prior and informed consent by the palm oil multinational Sinar Mas Group.

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