Primal Survivor

Sampela, Wakatobi, South East Sulawesi

Asa Film back to one of our favorite community, Bajau people in Sampela, Wakatobi, South East Sulawesi. This time we take biologist, adventurer, Hazen Audel to live aside with them and learn many of their culture, one of them is called 'Pongka'. A tradition that they stay several weeks in a boat in the sea and find as many fish they can get, nowadays they bring ice and box, and stay there for a month or two, and then back to their family with lots of fish.

The shoot was 3 weeks full of excitement, even for the crew. We all learned how to survive in the hardest environment to be honest. But the beautiful people of Bajau and their uplifting community is really helpful to make us smile everyday. With the kids especially, no days that not cheerful with all the kids surrounding us. On the few days of Hazen take the journey, we all anxious and prepared for all the safety, but Hazen experience and his skill as a environmentalist and survivalist make this journey feel easy, still with lot of surprises along the way.