ABOUT FORUM As organization who runs since 2002, Forum Film Dokumenter (FFD) serve its purpose to expand documentary as a medium of expression and knowledge ecosystem through exhibition, education, and archiving program.
The Feelings of Reality
Now, we see the rapid growth of technology and its impact on our way of enjoying the cinema. Even now, we can hold cinema within our hand, through our smartphone or any other devices. On the other hand, a technology can somehow bring us ‘inside’ the cinema itself – called the Virtual Reality (VR).
The eight films facilitated by the workshop with Forum Film Dokumenter will bring you to a contact that is presented — and after taking off the VR goggles we can reflect back on the reality we perceive with other reality from within VR, and open up more screens to be more sensitive and learn about the reality of persons with disabilities.
As a nature-loving deaf, working in disability issues has become Ismail’s calling since he got involved in 1998. He started from a small deaf community to other disabilities communities. He graduated from ITENAS Bandung, and still actively works as advocate and activist. He prefers visuals, and always develops his skills to create various media such as design and video. He works at SIGAB, in media division and run solider.id.
Ajiwan Arief Hendradi
Editor and contributor for Solider and SIGAB. Finished his bachelor at Indonesian Literature UGM, and now active as writer for some book projects.
Kisno Ardi is a documentary director who started his debut on 2003, won Best Documentary and Favorite Documentary at Festival Film Dokumenter on the same year. He has worked on some documentary projects with institutions such as; World Vision Indonesia, WWF Indonesia, Oxfam, Komnas Perempuan, The Forest Trust, John Hopkins University, and many more.
He also actively works as trainer and facilitator for documentary workshops or community video for public empowerment.
Angen Sodo began his career in documentary filmmaking as a cameramen of Die Before Blossom in 2011, which received Silver Hanoman Award in JAFF (2014) and Special Mention Jury in Salaya International Documentary Film Festival. It also entered International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam on the same year. In 2017, Angen Sodo mentored for a documentary workshop organized by Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging, Federasi Buruh Lintas Pabrik, and Partisipasi Indonesia, which later produced Angka Jadi Suara.