This study presents a portion of a series of 3D animations for indigenous science learning called Petlaman. The animations are divided in ten parts, each involving a science learning topic. To our knowledge, this is the world’s first 3D, animated science education film with an indigenous culture as its subject. The part presented in this study concerns the chemistry of acetylene lamps. This study also provides a valuable insight into how the author, as the producer of the animation, handles controversial issues raised from different perspectives, including cultural, scientific, educational and ethnicity-based, among consultants.