Written and directed by Dr. Kelli Swazey and Matt Colaciello. 2018. Indonesia. 26 minutes.
Online Q&A with Paul Rausch
Our Land is the Sea / Air Tanahku is about three generations of a Bajau family in Wakatobi National Park, Indonesia, who are navigating drastic cultural and environmental change. The family grapples with how coral reef extinction, economic change, ethnic discrimination and changing practices of Islam will mean a different life for the younger generation. This Global Workshop film by Dr. Kelli Swazey and Matt Colaciello is part of the Voicing Diversity Project, a collaboration between the Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies at Gadjah Mada University and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa aimed at creating educational resources on diversity in Southeast Asia for educational institutions in the US and Indonesia.
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