A Life Forgotten (2014)

  • March 3, 2022 | 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM | Thursday


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Director: Brian Chew
Runtime: 24 minutes
Country: Malaysia
Language: Malay

Left behind on the cusp of land and sea in the Malaysian archipelago, the indigenous Orang Laut Seletar find their rich culture vanishing under the threat of developing ports, an eroding coast, and aggressive urban relocation. For these sea nomads, seafaring is a way of life that has endured across generations but is increasingly unsustainable with the rapid development of Johor’s coasts.

Composed of intimate interviews where Orang Laut tell of their halcyon days at sea where the marine ecosystem once thrived, A Life Forgotten is a portrait of a community and their crusade to retain their core identity.

This film is part of the Reframe: INLAND, ISLAND Online Programme 
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