In 1937, Martin and Osa Johnson released their film ‘Borneo‘, shot in British North Borneo, or what is now known as Sabah. Rainforests, apes and tribal huntsmen were paraded and prodded at for entertainment but the filmmakers (or the studio 20th Century Fox in this case) failed to translate their local languages, nor did they seem interested in finding the deeper meaning behind their rituals from the natives’ point of view. 978 more words