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Éditions de Juillet : Pierre de Vallombreuse : Badjaos


Lost at the borders of northern Borneo, the Célèbes archipelago in Indonesia and the southern Philippines, navigating the Sulu and Célèbes seas, thousands of sea nomads see their way of life threatened by global warming. In this region, a real powder keg, where pirates, Muslim extremists now linked to Daesh, corrupt police officers, traffickers of all kinds who transport: humans, drugs, cigarettes, weapons …, these few thousand stateless nomads are trying to survive. Pierre de Vallombreuse, lived for 10 months, on the occasion of 5 trips over a period of 10 years, with a group of stateless nomads who come to rest on a small island, forging a relationship with them full of respect and trust. Little by little he saw the drugs reach the nomadic Badjaos of the small island he was documenting: “During the last trips the drugs arrived. Its use now reaches the nomadic Badjaos of the small island. I thought naively that the island was beyond the reach of this scourge since it is located an hour from the Port of Sempoerna where I visited in...

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