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“People of the Forest: Orang Rimba” Directed by Isaac Kerlow (Singapore)

By Mikel Fair / a few months ago
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People of the Forest: Orang Rimba by Isaac Kerlow

People of the Forest: Orang Rimba, Directed by Isaac Kerlow is a 2018 Oregon Documentary Film Festival official selection. This film from Singapore received nominations for the Best International Film and Director Awards. The ancestral forests of the nomadic Orang Rimba have vanished. In the short span of three decades oil palm plantations have replaced much of the tropical peatland rain forests in Jambi, Indonesia. The ancestral forests of the nomadic Orang Rimba have vanished. In the short span of three decades oil palm plantations have replaced much of the tropical peatland rain forests in Jambi, Indonesia. The People of the Forest, Orang Rimba in their dialect, have nowhere to go.

Isaac Kerlow Director's Biography

Isaac Kerlow (Director, People of the Forest) is an independent filmmaker, artist and writer who has lived in Asia for over 10 years. Some of his recent projects are inspired by natural or man‐made disasters, including CHANGE (2016) about anthropogenic change, SHADOWS (2014) a magic realism tale about the struggle to preserve the rain forests, and Sudden Nature (2011) a film that portrays the relation between humans and Earth as a young romance.

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Mikel Fair

My name is Mikel Fair. I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit Inc. First of all, we are a company that manages film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Furthermore, we like to have fun and celebrate independent film. I worked for 15 years in the television and film production as a location sound mixer and production manager. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Above all, watching independent films and reading creative screenplays is my passion.


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