People of the Forest: Orang Rimba

Film Info

Film Year: 2017

Film Duration: 14 min

Country: Singapore

Language: Indonesian


Isaac Kerlow

Film Category

Best Short Documentary


The ancestral forests of the nomadic Orang Rimba have vanished. In the short span of three decades oil palm plantations have replaced much of the tropical peatland rain forests in Jambi, Indonesia. The People of the Forest, Orang Rimba in their dialect, have nowhere to go.