BE' JAM BE the never ending song

85 minutes / Colour / 2017
Directed by
Cyprien Ponson Caroline Parietti

Country of production France

In Sarawak (Borneo), “the ones who live upstream” are the first affected by deforestation. The Penan, (ex) nomadic hunters, must figure out how to go on living when one’s entire world is being taken apart, when the landscape, which brought meaning to existence, literally disappears and with it language, customs and the spirits.

BE' JAM BE immerses the viewer in the forests of Borneo and the songs of those who refuse to give in.

Shortlisted for the Ethnomusicology Film Award.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest

Language and subtitles Eastern Penan

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