Blowpipes and Bulldozers

Australia, 1988

Film
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The story of the Penan tribe is one that is happening regularly all over the planet. It is one which we usually prefer not to know, as it deals with the potential extinction of yet another tribal culture this century. But the twist is that a Swiss man, Bruno Manser, is living and fighting with the Penan and bringing to world attention the fact that once again we of the West are allowing environmental and cultural destruction by our continuing use of rainforest timbers in our daily lives. The story of these people is moving and inspiring and one to stir your heart. Rated: G

Credits

co-director

Paul Tait

Jeni Kendell

producer

Gala Films

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324465

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Borneo

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Conservation of natural resources

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rain forest conservation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rain forests

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Manser, Bruno

People → Manser, Bruno

Places → Borneo

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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