BE' JAM BE et cela n'aura pas de fin. (France,Switzerland)

BE'JAM BE the never ending song

BE' JAM BE et cela n'aura pas de fin.

  • Caroline Parietti, Cyprien Ponson


"The Mutan tree, well we say tree, but originally it’s a liana that uses the tree to climb. And its grasp ends up killing the tree." In Sarawak, one of the two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, the Penan — who not that long ago were still nomads — are among the first to be affected by deforestation. Peng and Tepeket, hunter-storytellers, and Opo, guide, map out the route through the lavish jungle and the mystique of the indigenous people. This mystique is re-elaborated and updated considering the real combat being led against the programmed destruction of a landscape that gives their existence meaning — serving as a metaphor in which the foreign element is included to create a dialectic. A documentary thriller, BE'JAM BE the never ending song is testament to a modern forest guerrilla, whose men armed with blowpipes face bulldozers.
Emmanuel Chicon
Section:  Regard Neuf
Length: 87'
Country: France, Switzerland
Year: 2017
Language(s): Penan
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2017
VdR award(s) : Prix Buyens-Chagoll Œuvre à dimension humaniste qui met en lumière des récits développant des valeurs qui donnent sens à l’avenir des hommes 2017


Caroline Parietti  (Association Les Obliques)
Cyprien Ponson  (Association Les Obliques)

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Caroline Parietti
Association Les Obliques
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Language(s):  Penan
Subtitles:  English, French