- Adventure, Culture, Social Issues, Human Interest, and Anthropology
After the collapse of the global economy in 2008, Rob Henry decides to leave his job in Melbourne and go in search of a more sustainable way of life. Arriving to the tropical Islands of Mentawai, Indonesia, he finds himself living in a small coconut farming settlement.
Filmed over the course of eight years, As Worlds Divide takes us on an intimate journey inside the lives of an indigenous people who are losing connection with their land and culture. The impacts are devastating, but for the Mentawai there is hope amidst a small community of tribes-people still living traditionally and abundantly in the forest.
As part of this project weâ€™ve established a cultural and environmental education program together with the Mentawai community, and a not-for-profit foundation (DGR status approved) to help raise global awareness and support for the prevention of indigenous displacement. Visit http://www.sukumentawai.org & http://www.iefprograms.org
- in post-production
- Rob Henry ... Director
- Jane Usher ... Editor
- David Kahne ... Composer, Music Supervisor
- Sonia Heideman ... Online Editor and Color Grader
- AJ Bradford ... Sound design and mix
- Prod. Co.
- RoebeeH Productions
- Years of Production
- Since 2008
- Mentawai Islands, Melbourne
- Prod. Partners
- Indigenous Education Foundation - http://www.iefprograms.org
- English, Mentawai
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