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This short film follows a Dayak community from Sungai Utik village in Indonesia, who have endured months of constant rain.

The unseasonable weather has meant that nobody in the village has been able to farm their lands as usual, which could cause them to lose their crops for that year. Their ancestors say that they can ask the sacred Entawa tree for clear skies, and so the villagers conduct a ritual to call for the unceasing rain to stop.

A ritual to ask for the rain to stop. Credit: Kynan Tegar
  • Forest Peoples Programme
  • Tropical forests
  • Knowledge, culture and spirituality
  • Film
  • This case study is part of the 2021-2022 LBO digital storytelling project