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Transmigrant family
Transmigrant family in their new home in Borneo
INVESTIGATING ASIA
20 mins, DV, 1999

Double Exposure for BBC Education - Indonesia/Borneo. Filmed undercover in the weeks before Suharto's fall from power - an environmental investigation with emotional human stories

Director and Cameraman
   
Transmigration in Indonesia

The Indonesian island of Borneo is in crisis, swept by raging forest fires and with grandiose development schemes threatening to destroy the environment. This film follows the story of a Javanese family that has been brought in to work on a huge and ill-conceived rice-growing project. For them this is the promised land, but for the local Dayak people it is a disaster.
 
Transmigration Camp
Each transmigrant family is allocated a standard
issue house and small plot of land
       
  Mother and Baby
For the transmigrants, the
reality of their lives usually
falls far short of the promise
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Exposure
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Down to Earth - Campaign for Ecological justice in Indonesia
Survival International
 
 
   


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