BE' JAM BE the never ending song
Director : Caroline Parietti, Cyprien Ponson
Country : France, Switzerland
Year : 2017
Duration : 87 min
In Sarawak (Borneo), “the ones who live upstream” are the first affected by deforestation. The Penan, (ex) nomadic hunters, are caught in the eye of that storm : how to go on living when one’s entire world is being taken apart, when the landscape, which brought meaning to existence, literally disappears and with it language, customs and the spirits ?
The film, carried by the song of those who refuse to give in, draws the lines of resistance of each one to that deadly fight. It tells of the intimate interweaving of a sweet and secret way of life with the fight which rages in the shadow of the big trees.
BE’ JAM BE is a film-forest, a cry for action, a theatre of shadows told in the penan language and set within the deepest jungles of Borneo, from the midst of which the incantational song of the invisibles emerges.