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Celebrating Borneo diversity through giving, in conjunction with Kaamatan & Gawai Festivals in Kuala Lumpur.

Celebrating Borneo diversity through giving, in conjunction with Kaamatan & Gawai Festivals in Kuala Lumpur.

Borneo is truly blessed with abundant natural resources, cultural diversity and unity.

Over the years, the people of Borneo were brought together by two major festivals that unites regardless the race nor religion, which is the Pesta Kaamatan (Harvest Festival) and Pesta Gawai.

(Above photo) Dance performance by the “Muruts” during Kaamatan festival.

(Above photo) Pretty maidens of Sarawak vying for Miss Gawai title in the Gawai Festival.

Both festivals were celebrated at state level to give thanks for the bountiful harvest and the time for a get-together, to feast and to renew communal relationships.

In conjunction with these festivals, Helolokal, will be organizing DiTAMU:BORNEO in May this year (2023) at MATIC (Malaysia Tourism Information Centre) in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

DiTAMU:BORNEO is a HALF-day event featuring 3 private screenings of documentary film KITA – Sabah Celebrating Diversity” (show is screening for the first time in Kuala Lumpur!) and showcase of everything Borneo at the bazaar, from food to crafts.

Both events will be held on the 27 May 2023 (Saturday) from 12.00 noon to 7.30 pm (bazaar), whereas the private screenings will be at 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

 The highlight of the event is a charity private screening of “KITA – Sabah Celebrating Diversity”, where raised funds will be used to equip Bondulu Children Home (Rumah Kanak Kanak Bondulu) in Tambunan with new digital devices to ensure that the children are not left behind with digital learning.

At the moment the home only have refurbished old computers that was donated to them few years back by well wishers. With only 5 computers, it is certainly not enough for its 80 residents.

The older children have to take turns using the computers and due to the computers specification, they tend be slow too as it cannot download or upload latest format of contents.

Due to the size of the computer it is also not feasible for the older children to use them for out of school activities where group discussions have to be held in groups at the public library or locations with stronger internet connection.

Watch the movie trailer of “KITA” below:

For this private screening event, Helolokal’s mission is to raise as much as they can from the ticket sale to help Bondulu Children’s Home buy several laptops and hopefully enough to purchase a printer too.

Since this is a fundraising private screening, ticket prices starts at RM55 per pax. More than one ticket purchase is encouraged. Watching movies is definitely fun with friends!

Each purchase comes with proof of receipt (for validation at the door) and free seating arrangement (do come early to get the best seats!).

If you wish to make separate giving (in kind or funds) kindly get in touch with us at borneotamu@gmail.com

To support the charity screening and to purchase the tickets, you may choose your time slots from the following:

If you wish to take part as bazaar vendor (we are looking at local Borneo food, crafts, accessories etc), kindly get in touch with the organizer at borneotamu@gmail.com.

In support of this initiative, each ticket comes with an opportunity to win a Lucky Draw too. Thank you to IBIS Hotel Kuala Lumpur for the sponsor!

There will be 10 lucky winners for each private screening TIME slots. In total, there are 30 lucky draw prizes up for grabs!

Lucky Draw Winners will be contacted by phone / email and details will be shared here on www.helolokal.com

SO, WHAT IS THE DOCUMENTARY FILM “KITA” IS ALL ABOUT?

“KITA – SABAH CELEBRATING DIVERSITY” is a 1 hour 45 minutes documentary film consisting of a 3 separate, yet inter-related sections, following the real-life stories of 10 ordinary Sabahans and through their lenses we experience “strength”, “beauty” and “deliciousness” of our diverse society.

It projects the realities, values, and aspirations of the people in embracing, celebrating and preserving cultural diversity in Sabah.

The entire production took nearly two years to complete, including 10 months of shooting throughout 15 locations in Sabah and Kuala Lumpur.

The film is produced entirely by local crews (Videographics Productions Sdn Bhd) in collaboration with SUIDCP and funded by FINAS.

For more updates about DiTAMU:BORNEO event and KITA – The Movie, you may visit DiTAMU’s Facebook PAGE

Come one, come all! Event is FREE for Bazaar visitors.