Sensuous portrayal of the traditional harvesting of bird's nests, a particularly dangerous and breathtaking ritual performed twice a year by the Orang Sungai people, at a height of over 120 metres – going up to the summit of Simud Putih, or the 'White Cave' of Gomantong, Borneo. Dangerous on the Way focuses more specifically on the ekstasis this ritual induces, that physical and mental state described in Greek philosophy as being 'outside oneself'.

The other films shown within Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 5

Filmmaker
Mel O'Callaghan
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Australia, Indonesia
Year
2018
Medium
File
Length
33’
Language
English
Producer
Mel O'Callaghan
Sales
Galerie Allen, Paris
Cinematography
Mel O'Callaghan, Clemens Habicht
Editor
Mel O'Callaghan, Clemens Habicht
Sound Design
Richard Pike
Cast
Sahrel Bin Satar Aloi, Mien, Ondine