Blowpipe Maker Shares Rare, Ancient Craft

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Blowpipe Maker Shares Rare, Ancient Craft In “Balan the Blowpipe Maker,” filmmaker Ross Harrison introduces viewers to an indigenous Malaysian elder and craftsman. "Only a few elders of Borneo's Penan tribe still know how to... From

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In “Balan the Blowpipe Maker,” filmmaker Ross Harrison introduces viewers to an indigenous Malaysian elder and craftsman. "Only a few elders of Borneo’s Penan tribe still know how to make their unique hunting tool, the blowpipe. Balan is the last person in his village who practices the craft," says Harrison. This short video incorporates footage from Harrison’s 30-minute documentary "Sunset Over Selungo", which focuses on rain forest protection and land rights in Malaysian Borneo. See More from Ross Harrison http://www.r-harrison.com/ Learn about Sunset Over Selungo http://www.selungo.com/ Visit the full-length documentary's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SelungoFilm The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic’s editors. We look for pieces that emphasize National Geographic's mission of inspiring people to care about the planet. The filmmakers themselves created the content presented here. The opinions expressed are those of the filmmakers, and not those of the National Geographic Society. To submit films for consideration, please email SFS at ngs dot org.