Stay Home & Watch: Lot, Umah Am
Liaw Pey Wen, Filmmaker and Director
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We're continuing our collaboration with the folks from the Freedom Film Network, revisiting past films that were made over the last two decades, which tackled various human rights issues in Malaysia. Today, we're looking back at the 2011 film called Lot, Umah Am, which translates to The Sea, My Home. The documentary gives us a peek into the lesser known lives of the indigenous Orang Seletar, who have called the Straits of Johor their home for generations. But their way of life, livelihoods and homes are being threatened by rampant development and displacement. We find out more about this from Liaw Pey Wen, who directed the short documentary.
Image credit: Freedom Film Network
Produced by: Juliet Jacobs
Presented by: Juliet Jacobs
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Tags: Liaw Pey Wen, Orang Seletar, sea pollution, the bigger picture, live and learn, freedom film network, freedom film festival, orang asli, land reclamation, land rights, documentary films, indigenous land,