June is a good time to visit Sarawak. The people of Sarawak in Borneo, particularly the tribes or Dayaks, celebrate the traditional rice harvest festival. A visit to the Bidayuh longhouse in Mongkos village will mesmerize with colours, sounds and heady rice wine! A Gaia Discovery Production filmed by Amanda Tee. Music by Matthew Ngau. Special thanks to Sarawak Tourism Board for making the trip possible.
The Rainforest World Music Festival 2009 highlights the sounds of cello-beating, hurdy gurdies and mouth organs. A Michael Switow Production.
An environmental animation by sixth graders in Bali who want to raise awareness of whale and dolphin slaughter worldwide. In support of the Surfer's for Cetaceans organisation, this charming production was directed by Kayti Denham; animated and supervised by Merlin Durst.
A Gaia Discovery Production (3:11 min)
Each year, bird watchers and naturalists head up to a top eco destination in West Malaysia. This video captures sights and scenes taken during the event on 21-22 June 2008 with participants' interviews. Read review in Gaia Discovery.
Mangroves, coral reefs and sand reefs are under immense pressure from poverty, population growth and economic development. Filmed in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand - four countries worst hit by the Tsunami - documentary looks at conservation activities by communities, researchers and activists. (9:23 mins)
Human and natural factors exert many pressures on coral reefs. A group of young divers is regenerating one damaged reef, giving nature a helping hand.