Title: Person of the Forest (2017)
Duration: 17 min
Date: 4th November (Sun), 1:00pm
Venue: 5th & 6th Floor, Event Hall,
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall


Tajuk Filem / Title: Person of the Forest
Jenis / Type: Documentary
Tahun / Year: 2017
Negara Asal / Country: Borneo/USA
Tempoh Tayangan / Duration: 17 min
Bahasa / Sarikata: English with BM subtitles
Pengarah Filem/ Penerbit / Director / Producer: Melissa Lesh and Tim Laman (Co-Directors/Co-Producers), Trevor Frost (Co-Producer)
Syarikat Pengeluar / Production Company: Emerging Earth Films


In the vanishing lowland rainforests of Borneo, research is underway to uncover and understand the unique cultural behaviors in wild orangutans before it’s too late. There, photographer Tim Laman, researcher Cheryll Knott and young explorer Robert Suro have documented these incredible animals in action as the orangutans make pillows, fashion umbrellas and display their greetings. The project, 20 years in the making, offers a fascinating glimpse into the habits of these apes, as well as a window into human evolution. And with habitat disappearing at an alarming rate, the research may prove to be key in protecting this critically endangered species.

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