The Art of Nature : A Documentary of Orang Asli’s Archaic Crafts
Language: Senoi Semai
Category: Short Documentaries/TV Documentaries
Living one with nature, they have invented numerous crafts and items, from clothing to musical instruments, all from the sources of nature. This documentary is being told by an Orang Asli collector, who collects and invent on all the intricate crafts lovingly made by the Orang Asli, with hope to preserve the tradition for as long as he could. Over his lifetime, he has collected hundreds of items carrying the traditions of his tribe.Sadly, as the makers of these crafts became lesser and lesser, more of the traditions has also died with them. The refusal of the younger generation to learn and appreciate the symbolic crafts has eroded their own culture. With this documentary, it is also hoped that younger generations of the tribe could appreciate the dying craft and continue to cherish the crafts, upholding their heritage.
October 25, 2017
Black Box, Publika