Goat Milk Entrepreneurs of East Java
The Fisherman and the Tree Farm in East Java
Bamboo Heroes of Bali
Films to inspire people across Indonesia
SWADAYA is a 13-part cultural adventure television series that will give Indonesians, and people around the world, an opportunity to explore and experience the best Indonesia and her inspiring people, and to remember how culture and society shape the Indonesian experience.
In Indonesian, Swadaya means self-empowered. Indonesia is at a cross-roads culturally and politically and as her people look for ways forward, we hope Swadaya will help light the way...
STORIES STILL IN THE WORKS
The Whale Shark Whisperer of Papua
A School for a Village Time Forgot in Central Java
The Forest Keepers of West Kalimantan
Local Cocoa Farmers to the World in Sulawesi
An Island of Appropriate Technology
Small Scale Palm Oil Champions of Riau
Joe's an award winning producer/director who's been based in Indonesia since 1993. Over the past two decades, he’s taken his company from it’s early days in extreme sports into conservation, social communications, and international broadcast television production and support. On the international front he and his team at Jungle Run work with National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel and many others. At home they produce documentaries, web series, iterative community and training films that have been seen across the country. Looking to increase the quality and quantity of factual programming available in Indonesia, they started BumiHijau Media and have since distributed over 30,000 programs covering environment, social, health, science and wildlife to Indonesia's local television stations to date. Since then the project has evolved into one of the largest advertising buying and placement networks for Local TV in the country. Joe was born in California, has a degree in anthropology, and has worked around the world.
Rio was born in Switzerland in 1954 to an Indonesian father who was the Indonesian Ambassador to Switzerland and the Vatican, and a Turkish mother. Rio has been capturing images of Asia and writing articles since 1978. His work can be seen in magazines, documentaries and more than 20 large format photographic books. Solo exhibitions of Rio’s still photography have been held in Bali, Jakarta, Madrid, Miyazaki, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Sydney, and his works are held in private collections around the world including in Boston, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Los Angeles, Rome, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo and Washington.