A Time To Swim DVD


Best Canadian Feature, Vancouver Asian Film Festival 2017
Special Jury Prize for Best Feature Documentary, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017
Vijay Mohan Social Change Award, Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival 2017
Special Jury Mention Prix Séquences du meilleur documentaire, Festival Présence autochtone 2017
Best First Feature Film, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2018


Written and directed by Ashley Duong
Produced by Katarina Soukup, Catbird Films

In the suburbs of Montreal, Mutang Urud is a family man. But in Malaysia, he was a voice of resistance for the indigenous peoples of Sarawak. A Time to Swim follows Mutang as he returns home for the first time since his exile in 1992. The remote forest village, however, is not like he remembers it. Contrary to the will of the elders, cousins who once stood by him at the blockades are now welcoming the timber companies. Despite the threat of a lingering arrest warrant, Mutang can’t resist taking up his old cause. A Time to Swim explores the effects of environmental destruction on the fabric of a community through the personal story of Mutang’s search for belonging in a place where the very ideas of home and heritage are slipping away.

82 min | Documentary | 2016
Original Kelabit & English with ENGLISH subtitles
+ Original Kelabit & English with FRENCH subtitles
Anamorphic Widescreen I NTSC | Stereo or 5.1 Surround Sound

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