KEY INFORMATION, UPDATED
Given that the teaser and synopsis featured here on the film’s website no longer represented what the film is actually about, in light of the recent realisation and subsequent changes to the story, I’ve now replaced them with versions that actually do. Which you can view here below or otherwise in the designated areas found on the website, as per the previous.
‘BUI MAREUREU BAAP as worlds divide explores the intricacies of an ancient tribal culture, which, despite having allowed the Indigenous people of Mentawai Islands to flourish amidst a remote jungle environment for several thousand years, currently stands, along with Sikerei, the traditional custodians of this very knowledge, on the precipice of extinction.
Through contrasting experiences with both traditional and modern lifestyles on the island of Siberut, filmmaker Rob Henry provides a rare glimpse into the day-to-day life of the few remaining Mentawai tribes-people and those communities, which, over time, have neglected tradition. Revealing both a startling insight into the impact such fundamental change will bring for the future of the Mentawai people and how a community-driven plea has the potential to transform the lives of all.’
A big thanks to Andrew Bishop for his creative sound-engineering talents, and Lauren Shipman and Matt Hannon for their always-insightful feedback.
Some exciting new developments still to come; stay involved!