The Adventurers: The Last Nomads
Follows Vancouver linguist Ian Mackenzie as he tracks the last true nomadic hunting and gathering people on earth – the Penan of Borneo. Their way of life is quickly disappearing as aggressive logging interests swallow up their forest habitat. Mackenzie has spent years compiling the very first dictionary of the unique Penan language – a language that has words for every forest plant and creature, a language that is a window into an entirely different way of seeing the world. It is also a language on the edge of disappearing. A beautiful, but heart-breaking look at a very singular people on the brink of obliteration.
(Part 1 of 4)