The Story of Bukit Lawang, short film from Paul Redman

The film is based in the village and tourist resort of Bukit Lawang, Sumatra, where devastating floods caused over 239 deaths in 2003. The flooding was attributed to illegal logging in the surrounding Gunung Leuser National Park.Since the floods, this village community has been involved in voluntary forest governance enforcement schemes in an attempt to curb illegal logging in the National Park. The community has also started to recognise the important role of ecotourism in the preservation of their surrounding forests.

  • Tim Lewis

    Editor

    Tim Lewis

  • Jamie Elkins

    Music

    Jamie Elkins

Rights holder

About the film

Genres

Documentary

Duration

06 Minutes

Year of release

2007

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Selected by

The Film Network

Showcasing new British filmmaking