Feature documentary As Worlds Divide follows Rob Henry’s journey from disillusioned office worker deep into the jungle and culture of the Mentawai Islands off West Sumatra. He is now driven by a passion for preserving indigenous ways of life. The documentary aims to raise enough funding to support the ten-year implementation of Suku Mentawai community’s Cultural and Environmental Education Program.
What People Will Learn:
-Inspiration from the filmmaker’s purpose and journey
-Knowledge of an indigenous Indonesian culture
About the speaker:
Rob Henry is a self-taught independent filmmaker and cultural activist. He is currently touring his feature documentary debut As Worlds Divide, about the Mentawai who live off the coast of West Sumatra. As part of this project, Rob founded the Indigenous Education Foundation, which empowers displaced Indigenous communities to develop and sustain their own cultural education solutions.
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