Doomed Paradise: The Last Penan in the Borneo Rainforest
Over the years, Swiss photographer Tomas Wuthrich has visited Borneo many times to document the daily life of the Penan, a partially nomadic indigenous people living in the rainforest of Borneo. The way of life that these hunter-gatherers lead in the Sarawak state of Malaysia is critically threatened by illegal logging and oil palm plantations.
The Penan people came to the world's attention thanks to Swiss-born environmental activist Bruno Manser, who disappeared in the jungle without trace in the year 2000 while campaigning for the Penan cause.
In this book, Wuthrich paints a nuanced portrait of this unique culture. A selection of Penan myths, collected by Ian Mackenzie are published for the first time alongside Wuthirch's photographs. An essay on Bruno Manser and his mission for the Penans' case completes the book.Text in English, German and Penan.
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