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Petronas celebrates the Kaamatan spirit in Kinoulian

By Chris Maskilone

KOTA KINABALU: Petronas has released a touching webfilm and TV commercial entitled “Kinoulian” in conjunction this year’s Kaamatan Festival.

Kinoulian which means homecoming in Dusun showcased the rich Sabahan culture, featuring rituals and traditions that celebrate togetherness.

A scene where Hosiani had a heart-to-heart talk with her mother in Kinoulian. SNT Pix/Credit Petronaskinou

The four-minute video clip featuring last year’s state Unduk Ngadau winner, Hosiani Jaimis Keewon tells the story of a young Sabahan and her family’s journey back to their roots, to celebrate Hari Kaamatan.

The story highlighted that tradition and forgiveness bound families together at the same time kept the community’s culture alive.

Petronas had also released a Gawai Webfilm entitled “Baju Burung Apai” in conjunction with the Gawai celebration.

“In essence, Hari Kaamatan and Hari Gawai are celebrated for the same universal values centred on anugerah, which is the blessings bestowed upon us.

“Petronas is happy to pay homage to two great celebrations in Sabah and Sarawak where the Company has grown alongside the people and communities.

One of the scenes in Kinoulian. SNT Pix/Credit Petronas

“In these stories, we highlight family, tradition and our shared values as Malaysians, presented in a manner that is uniquely Sabahan and Sarawakian,” said Petronas Senior General Manager of Group Strategic Communications, Zahariah (Liza) Abdul Rahman.

The TV commercial versions will be aired from 18 May until 23 June 2019 while it can also be viewed on Petronas official YouTube channel.-SabahNewsToday