A great opportunity to meet people & share ideas
The Open Southeast Asia workshop serves as a catalyst for students, professionals (from governmental organizations as well as from NGOs – both are welcome) and academics — empowering them with general knowledge about open data, but also providing examples of how open data is practically applied in Southeast Asia and Germany. Moreover, we would like to raise the question how civil society can actually participate and benefit from it. We are aiming to bring people from different fields together to present their topics and share their ideas.
Beyond that, we set up a special issue of the südostasien magazine (03/2017) in regard of open data and social media in the region. As another goal of the workshop, we would like to create fields of interest, publish results or introduce related activities/projects of participants. Therefore, speakers and participants are highly welcomed to contribute articles to the forthcoming issue. The respective Call for Papers will be published soon.
find out more: https://open-asia.org/
19.05.2017 | 8pm | free entrance | screening
The Borneo Case
In The Borneo Case, documentary filmmakers Erik Pauser and Dylan Williams spend five years intimately following the trail of an unlikely group of activists whose aim is to investigate how profits from the illegal logging that has annihilated more than 90% of the Malaysian Borneo Rainforest, have been money laundered into property portfolios all around the world.
The group, made up of an exiled tribesman, a historian, an investigative journalist and a flamboyant DJ overcome death threats and intimidation in their efforts to unravel what has been dubbed “the Greatest Environmental Crime in History” (ex British Prime Minister Gordon Brown). One of the weapons of the group is to start an illegal pirate radio station called Radio Free Sarawak. In a country where the government has complete control of the media, the radio station allows them for the first time to inform the people about what is really going on.
This film starts in Montreal where former activist Mutang Urud lives in exile. As a result of his role in attempting to stop the illegal logging of his people’s lands, Mutang was tortured and imprisoned whilst his best friend Swiss activist Bruno Manser disappeared in the forest. Many suspect that he was murdered for opposing the logging. Now more than 20 years later Mutang hears news from Radio Free Sarawak that forces him to face his fears and return to the country…
Source: Notification FIW – Uni Bonn, 05.05.2017