A trial in East Kalimantan : the Benoaq Dayak resistance

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  • Creator [presented by] the East Kalimantan Human Rights Committee in collaboration with Documentary Educational Resources
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, [2000] ©2000
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videocassette (50 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in
  • OCLC ocm45814178
  • Credits
    • Narrator, John Lugton
    • Director/editor, Sandeep Ray ; producer, Karma Foley


  • On the island of Kalimantan, a Dayak village organizes a sit-in to protest the destruction of their agricultural land and the desecration of sacred funeral sites by a multinational palm oil company. During the sit in, eleven community leaders are arrested on charges of vandalism. The video follows the fates of two young Dayak leaders, as they face a corrupt political and judicial system.


  • Originally filmed in 1999.
  • VHS.
  • In English and Javanese; subtitles in English.
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