The first international screening
Malesia, 2014, 73’
Photgraphy: Khoo Eng Yow, Margaret Bong, Ezarisyirwan Bin Basri
Producer: Margaret Bong
Producer Company: Joonloo Studio
Music: Joonloo Studio
Sound: Abraham Japheth Jarak Albert, Zaafar Shim, Margaret Bong
Weight of Salt gives a glimpse into the life of the last active salt maker family in an isolated highland in Borneo. It is a portrait of a tribe with simple life, but not after 2009 when the first road connecting this remote village to the populated lowlands was completed.
Margaret Bong was born in Sarawak, Borneo. As an independent filmmaker, she has written, produced and directed several shorts including fiction and documentary, which have been screened, broadcasted and exhibited internationally. ‘Weight of Salt’ is her first feature length documentary.
Weight of Salt, 2014,
Red Drawing, 2004