What Rainforest?


What Rainforest? Rescreens / Perjuangan Orang Asal – The Strive Of The Indigenous Peoples
September 8, 2008, 12:24 am
Filed under: Campaign, Dams, Films, Indigenous People, Land, Logging, Oil Palm, Pulp & Paper

2 things are happening this week in Kuala Lumpur…

1) What Rainforest? Rescreens in KL

For those who came to watch What Rainforest?, thank you very much… it has been a pleasure having you as an audience…

For those who weren’t there, don’t worry. What Rainforest? will be rescreened at the Central Market Annexe as part of ‘PERJUANGAN ORANG ASAL – THE STRIVE OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ‘ an exhibition organized by the Jaringan Orang Asal Semalaysia (JOAS).

Details of the screenings are as follows

date : 11 September 2008 (Thursday)
time : 9.00 PM
venue : Central Market Annexe Gallery
website : http://www.whatrainforest.com

Also visit this site for more information on the exhibition.

2) Perjuangan Orang Asal – The Strive Of The Indigenous Peoples

Date: 10.09.2008 – 14.09.2008
Time: 11.00 AM – 07.00 PM

The Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) is hosting a series of events on indigenous peoples and rights in Malaysia to celebrate the first year anniversary of the United Nations Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (DRIP).

Though most of the events are not open to members of the public, there are a few that are. These events include:

1. A public exhibition on indigenous peoples of Malaysia, their contributions as well as current challenges. The exhibition includes photographs by orang asal as well as activists like Colin Nicholas, and also an installation of a typical blokade used by the orang asal to prevent developers’ vehicles from entering their territories.

2. A cultural night of exchange with performances by members of the orang asal communities. Guaranteed more authentic than Citrawarna. Sat 13 Sep, 7pm, an all-night revelry!

3. A private workshop from 10-12 Sep to discuss the final draft of a memorandum on indigenous peoples rights. While this workshop is NOT open to the public, supporters are welcome to join them in the handover of the memorandum to DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agung on Sat 13 Sep, 9am. Come earlier and meet at The Annexe Gallery if you like to join.

Members of the media are invited to attend all events. Please contact Sean Rubis at [ jennaie@gmail.com; 012 883 7937] or Jen Rubis at [ seanrubis@hotmail.com; 013 873 7676].

see you there.


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