The Kadazan Dusun Story

Before I go for my next challenge question, I would like to share this documentary trailer of The Kadazan Dusun Story: Through the eyes of a people. Thanks to fellow friend Flanegan who shared this on Facebook earlier, I found this trailer fascinating and produced in such high quality standard. This documentary is made by Vinoun Films.

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Coming soon, May 28, 2012….

Wait-wait, Through the eyes of a people, “a people”?

Well, here’s an explanation from VF on Facebook,

Since this has created much debate among a few, we are obliged to leave you with an explanation. The noun PEOPLE has both a singular sense and plural sense. 

In the plural sense, it refers to more than one person. However, in the singular sense, it refers to all the CHILDREN, MEN and WOMEN of a particular group. So, through The Eyes of A People is not wrong. Alternatively, you could also say The Peopling of The World or A People’s History of The United States. 

I hope this has cleared up the issue for you guys. And, if ever a time comes when you read a title that uses People in a similar way again, you won’t have to point out that they made a grammatical error 🙂


Image credit: Vinoun Films/Saerah Ridz

Latest news from Vinoun Films Facebook page, you can now pre-order the documentary DVD. Do contact them via their Facebook page (link below).

Official website:
Facebook page: Vinoun Films Sdn. Bhd.
Twitter page: @VinounFilms






Like the mist of dawn, these stories will one day escape me when I die, and never reached the ears of my children. I see my elders holding on to what their elders passed down, and so, I know that we owe it to them to continue the legacy. Now we ask you… hear our stories.

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9 Responses

  1. syea says:

    looking frward to see this movie.

    • Rungitom says:

      You can now pre-order the DVD from them, check their Facebook page.
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  2. Wyne Mouren says:

    Teda free premier kah for us? 😀
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    • Rungitom says:

      No premier, just straight to DVD 😛
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  3. Nadiana says:

    Hello and Salam,

    I would like to know how do I get a copy of ‘The Kadazan Dusun Story’ DVD? It will be a great help for us since we will be having a Malaysian Night theatre in Portsmouth UK about The Kadazan dusun native itself which is Tamparuli The Musical 2015. Follow us on twitter or Facebook to stay updated. Thanks!

    Nadiana Najib

    • Tom Rungitom says:

      Greetings Nadiana,
      I am not sure whether or not the DVD is still on sale. Since their official website is down at the moment, you could contact them via their Facebook page. Or alternatively you can contact Melissa (Content Producer) at 0111 5632 158.

      By the way, Tamparuli The Musical 2015 sounds exciting. I would love to get any updates or info regarding the event, you can send me the info to 🙂
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  4. Jojo Prescott (@Alkazapper) says:

    In the beginning, there is ONLY Kadazan or Tulun Tindal. There is NO DUSUN. Orang “DUSUN” is a term coined by Bruneian Traders and Merchant who came to Papar, to trade with the “Kakadazan” this is written in . The word DUSUN is NOT native to any “kadazanic” or ‘Upper Borneo Dayak” lingua franca. The Word DUSUN is a Bruneian of origin meaning in Malay language an ORCHAD.

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