Baliprod Stories

Baliprod Stories, our documentary Production Branch

At Baliprod, we love telling stories visually through inspirational and stunning videos as well as lively photo editorials.
Indonesia is filled with many different types of culture that vary from island to island.
With an endless choice of subjects, Baliprod is creating content featuring the hottest topics in the country.

Skull Bliss: Portrait of a Balinese Skull Carver

This portrait of Wayan the skull carver is part of a documentary series of local craftsmen in Bali.

Pandan War: The Balinese Fight Club

This is a short documentary we shot about a unique balinese tradition where villagers fight with cactus like plants.
Perang Pandan at Tenganan village, East Bali, is an age-old tradition unique only to this well-preserved old Balinese village in the Karangasem regency.
Also referred to locally as mekare-kare and megeret pandan, Perang Pandan is a mass coming-of-age ritual, dedicated to the Hindu god of war and the sky, Indra.
It sees friendly duels between all male villagers, who bout each other armed with a small rattan shield in one hand and a tied packet of thorny 'pandan' leaves in the other.
The event is held annually, adhering to its own local calendar.

The Truth Behind the Smoke

Mount Aung, a volcano on the island of Bali, Indonesia, erupted five times last November.
Volcanic regions are densely populated and intensely cultivated due to their fertile soil.
The eruption caused the evacuation of more than 40,000 people, disrupting air traffic and causing environmental damage.
Among the four eruptions of Mount Agung known today, 1963 was the most devastating: almost 2000 people died.
Many organisations like "First Aid Amed" came forward to volunteer and help the locals.
The Balinese put their lives on hold, they overcome this situation day by day...
Forgotten by the rest of the world. 20,000 refugees have still not returned home.

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