“The jiwa laut - or the spirit of the sea - will always be with them”
- Mr Firdaus Sani (community partner), Orang Laut SG, for TheHomeGround Asia
Singapore is a cluster of islands, gently cupped in the hands of a giving ocean. Although driven into concrete high-rises, this is a fact that can never be forgotten by the Orang Laut. Through dance and poetry—by writer Dr Alvin Pang—we present the experience of holding on to this natural relationship on the fringes of an urban landscape. From Where We Left Off explores how indigenous culture is or could be carried into our future, far past the point of departure.
*The full film will be released on 15th December on the Verve website and on YouTube.