GAWAI ANTU Trailer
The orderly relationship between the human world, the world of the dead, and Borneo’s jungle lies at the core of Iban existence.
Being a person who was actually there when they were filming the Gawai Antu, this documentary is a real heritage treasure.
“Being a person who was actually there when they were filming the Gawai Antu, this documentary is a real heritage treasure. It helped me put into perspective what I was seeing during the event. I love how they tied the story to main character of Gawai Antu, Indai Billai. Such a rich culture heritage that would be slowly fading away and lost without this documentation. Kudos to the documentary team!”
AMIR ISYAM ABDUL RAHIM
“It is a privilege to be entrusted with interpreting and expressing anyone’s story, and always a singular challenge when it is of a culture centred in oral tradition, with few formal written records, and which recognizes no central document or authority. Invariably, what are held as truths are scattered, often obscured and seemingly conflicting, and as diverse as the perspectives of any large group of individuals. Story tellers like definition, and culture is undefinable. It is amorphous, as ephemeral as the spirit of a long dead ancestor – ever present but never quite anywhere specific. Ultimately, culture exists only through the beliefs, acts, and rituals of living generations.”
Ultimately, culture exists only through the beliefs, acts, and rituals of living generations.