The Borneo case

Directed by Erik Pauser & Dylan Williams

In the Swedish documentary, The Borneo Case documentary filmmakers Erik Pauser and Dylan Williams spend five years intimately following the trail of an unlikely group of activists whose aim is to investigate how profits from the illegal logging that has annihilated more than 90% of the Malaysian Borneo Rainforest have been money laundered into property portfolios all around the world. The group, made up of an exiled tribesman, a historian, an investigative journalist and a flamboyant DJ overcome death threats and intimidation in their efforts to unravel on what has been dubbed “the Greatest Environmental Crime in History” (ex British Prime Minister Gordon Brown). One of the weapons of the group is to start Radio Free Sarawak – a pirate radio station. Suddenly in a country were the government keeps a tight control of media, people get news and for the first time get information on what’s going on.

The film is produced by AMP Film as a Swedish, Norwegian, German, Dutch and UK co-production in co-operation with Boekamp & Kriegsheim, Sant & Usant, Truth Department and RedRebel, with support from SVT, SFI, DR, DFI, NRK,YLE, NFTVF, Ffilm Cymru Wales, ZDF Arte, Influence Film Foundation, Fritt Ord, Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, IKON, PMA Worldview and Bertha/Britdoc.



  • Director Erik Pauser & Dylan Williams
  • Producer name AMP film
  • coproducers Bertha/BRITDOCNils Bökamp & Felix Kriegsheim–Boekamp&Kriegsheim GmbH Joost van der Valk & Mags Gavan–Red Rebel FilmsEirin Gjørv–Sant&Usant Dewi Gregory–Truth Department
  • financiers Nordisk Film & TV ZDF/ARTE DR IKON NRK YLE Creative Europe MEDIA Programme Influence Film Foundation The Fritt Ord Foundation
  • Release date November 2016