Title: Big Stories Small Towns, Bongkud-Namaus, Ranau (2016)
Duration: 43 mins
Country: Malaysia
Director: Martin Potter
Producers: Nadira Ilana


Big Stories is an internationally acclaimed community storytelling project from Australia, collaborating with local filmmakers across the Asia-Pacific to tell heartwarming stories with local people living in small towns. From outback Australia to rural Cambodia, stories focus on people caring for and creating their community. The project has won numerous awards including SXSW Community Champion and has screened at film festivals including two selections for the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam – the world’s most prestigious documentary film festival.!

After a year of production and having survived the Sabah earthquake, on the 12th of March 2016, Big Stories Bongkud-Namaus had its world premiere in Kampung Bongkud, Ranau in collaboration with FINAS Malaysia. All materials will be made available at, making Malaysia the first Big Stories Co. partner to have its own domain.!

Big Stories, Small Towns in Sabah is funded by the Australia Malaysia Institute and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. FINAS Malaysia is the project presentation partner and main sponsor of the Big Stories Sabah launch. Big Stories Co. acknowledges the ongoing support of Screen Australia.!


Tajuk Filem / Title: Big Stories Small Towns, Bongkud-Namaus, Ranau
Tahun / Year: 2016
Negara Asal / Country: Malaysia
Tempoh Tayangan / Duration: 43 minutes (2-5 minute micro documentaries x 14)
Pengarah / Director: Martin Potter
Penerbit / Producers: Nadira Ilana (Resident Filmmaker / Co-Producer), Chief Bindang Mantakag, Ester Bindang, Faustine Thomas Andrew, Zozeno (Community Filmmakers)

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