This video was originally published on New Naratif and produced as part of the SEAFORE ASEAN Masterclass project, with support from IWPR
Chen Yih Wen is a Malaysian documentary filmmaker and journalist.
Since 2008, women from Sabah’s Sukau Village have planted trees to connect forest fragments and preserve the area’s biodiversity. COVID-19 stopped their work for months, resulting in the deaths of many newly planted trees. Now, they have returned to the forest.