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Following a successful premiere of Sallombengan Seko in Palopo in August, INFIS again held a series of screening and discussions about the struggle of indigenous peoples for their rights. This time the Siapa Lagi Kalau Bukan Kita’s roadshow held a premiere and discussion in Yogyakarta. Four movies were screened in the Auditorium of the Faculty of Culture of Gadjah Mada University on Friday afternoon (8/9); they are Sallombengan Seko, Dari Para Leluhur, Penjaga Hutan Bumi Jargaria and Harapan. Made possible through the...

In conjunction with the International Indigenous People Day, ‘Salombengan Seko’ premiered in the multipurpose hall of IAIN, Palopo, South Sulawesi, on Wednesday evening, 8 August 2017, followed by a discussion about the film. The collaborative work of Indonesia Nature Film Society (INFIS), ‘If Not Us, Then Who?’,’ the Indigenous People Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN), Perkumpulan Wallacea and BEM IAIN Palopo drew a lot of students from various universities in Palopo. IAIN’s acoustic ensemble and song ‘Bumi Bukan Hanya Hari...

Indonesia Nature Film Society (INFIS) for the first time organized an 8-day documentary training program, called DocumCamp, in Bogor and Cianjur. Starting from Monday, 10 July 2017, it was attended by 9 indigenous members from Aceh, Central Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, North Sumatera, North Lombok, Tano Batak, North Sulawesi and Riau. Directly guided by the six founders of INFIS, the training covered everything relating to documentary filmmaking: introduction, history, interview techniques, production processes up to shooting techniques. The participants were also asked...

Written By: Een Irawan Putra In early 1999 a young man from Seko Padang named Mahir Takaka and several friends from Yayasan Bumi Sawergading (YBS Palopo) were trying to support the indigenous Seko. They discussed how to increase the community’s understanding of the right to customary territories, provide legal protection and have the rights of the Seko recognized by the government. The fruit of the discussion was the participatory mapping of Seko’s customary territory and the initiative to create The Council...