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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!

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  1. Jim DeTore Jr

    Rob, I think it’s outstanding! It’s made me want to see your film even more than previously, if that’s possible! Within 3 minutes it makes you want to know more about the tribe, why some turned from tradition,the consequences of doing so, and what can be lost when a culture is slowly disappearing.
    Hope you are well!
    Jim DeTore

    Sep 20, 2012 @ 2:10 am

  2. Rob

    Hey Jim, thanks for commenting mate, I’m glad you like the new direction and to hear of the questions its invoked. All of which the film intends to give answer to. Cheers for the ongoing support, take care. Rob

    Sep 20, 2012 @ 7:18 am

  3. pouchard virginie

    is it possible to receive a vimeo link to see your film. we organsie a film festival this summer and the main section will be on the people of indonesia.(the festival will take place in douarnenez,in Britanny, France from the 22 to the 30 of august 2014)).looking forward to hearing from you.
    kind regards

    Jun 04, 2014 @ 11:07 pm

  4. Rob

    Hi Virginie, thanks for your interest. I shall respond to your email shortly. Best. Rob

    Jun 05, 2014 @ 10:03 am


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