Thank God It’s Friday! In the remaining two days of Festival Film Dokumenter 2019, don’t slow down, otherwise you’ll regret for missing these really lit information.
Color your weekend by attending the following programs we have for you. Here’s a daily guideline for today, December 6th, 2019.
As usual, you can visit The Feelings of Reality, SEL, dan SchoolDoc exhibition programs that last until 9 p.m. The Feelings of Reality and SchoolDoc will be exhibited at Lobby I and II of Societet Militair, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, while SEL is set at the gallery of Kedai Kebun Forum. Besides exhibitions, we have prepared two films and one discussion sessions at the same time. Make your choice!
East Asia Anti-Japan Armed Front (Kim Mirye, 2019) invites us to trace the history of East Asia Anti-Japan Armed Front, a group responsible for bombing and destruction of several Japanese corporations in 1974. You can watch this film at Societet Militair, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta.
Hutan Perempuan (Yulika Anastasia, 2019), which tells the story of Enggros women who make a living off of the natural resources from Hutan Perempuan (Women’s Forest), can be watched at Auditorium IFI-LIP Yogyakarta. Witness how Enggros women preserve their tradition in a forest forbidden for men.
Over there at Kedai Kebun Forum, Distribution, Market, & Film Politics Economy: The Faces of Our Film Distribution presents Nia Dinata and Fajar Hutomo as Financing Access Deputy (D2) of BEKRAF. This session is designed to read the space of film financing in Indonesia. With the two speakers, we are going to trace the types of financing forum suitable for documentary films.
Let’s continue with our agenda at IFI-LIP Yogyakarta. We have tailored three films in Lanskap program, entitled Tribute to Abduh. In this session, you can follow a Q&A session with Aryo Danusiri and Lasja F. Susatyo.
Di Atas Rel Mati (Welldy Handoko & Nur Fitriah,2006) visits the story of Wahyudi, Ropik, Ade, and Wanto, who make a living by providing railway trolley services, a transportation popularly used by the people of Dao Atas, Ancol, Jakarta.
Abrakadabra! (Aryo Danusiri, 2003) explores the situation of Banda Aceh post the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) signed by the Free Aceh Movement and the Indonesian government on December 9, 2002.
Tjidurian 19 (Lasja F Susatyo & M Abduh Aziz) captures the story of a house in Tjidurian 19 Street. The house witnessed the passion of young artists in the Indonesian literature scene. Tjidurian street no. 19 was a place for idea, live, knowledge, and friendship. One day, the community was shattered by political dissension and seizing some youth in the process.
Missed the opening film of FFD 2019? Worry not! We’re playing the film Turning 18 (Ho Chao-Ti, 2018) once again at Societet Militair, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta. The film talks about two teenage sisters who struggled to survive the changes in life surrounding them. It is definitely a must-watch if you are interested in coming-of-age documentaries.
Come over to Societet Militair, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta! Out of 8 films that made it to the final of Student Documentary Competition, here are five that will be screened tonight. Do not head back home early, because there will be a Q&A session with the filmmakers after.
Bangkit (Farchany Nashrulloh, 2018) recounts the story of Ahmad Zaky Ash-shiddiq, who has known parkour since he was in junior high school. To him, parkour is everything; because of parkour, he recovered from his illness.
Orang-orang Tionghoa (Icha Feby Nur Futikha, 2019) narrates the lives of three Chinese Indonesian from Purbalingga, who were stripped of their basic rights during the New Order. They were forced to conform to their names, religion, and denied from the freedom of expression.
Tambang Pasir (Sekar Ayu Kinanti, 2019) captures the impact of illegal sand mines in Purbalingga that threatens the community ecology living space.
Ngalih Pejalai Antu-Ritual Dayak Iban (Kynan Tegar, 2019) takes the audience to witness the traditional community Dayak Iban living in Sungai Utik, who maintains spiritual connection to nature and the environment. They believed their living space to be the passage for the spirits.
Pasar Sepur (Sarah Salsabila Shafiyah, 2019) highlights Dupak Magersari Market, also known as the train market, a traditional market dated back to fifty years ago. Its location along running railways is a charm of its own, but also an issue with the government.
Shortly after, Om Pius, “Ini rumah saya, come the sleeping” (Halaman Papua, 2019) will be played at Amphitheater, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta. This film takes you into the life of a man who gambles for a living. In his seemingly calm life, he was haunted by the history and tragic memories of Papua.
At the same time, there’s Good Neighbours (Stella van Voorst van Beest, 2018) at Auditorium IFI LIP. Feel free to witness the grassroot movement to combat loneliness to prevent mental health deterioration. In this film, you’ll see how Rotterdarmes struggled with crippling loneliness.
In this final screening session, we present you Lettre á ma sœur (Habiba Djahnine, 2006). Just like the title suggests, this film talks about the director’s struggle to respond to a letter her sister, Nabila Djahnine, left before she was murdered in 1995.
Enjoy the films!