Golek Garwo relates the story of an elderly man, Basri, his wish to get married again, and the expectations and
reality he faces. This documentary offers a different take on the love that is usually expressed in romance films: always something beautiful and perfect in an ideal world. It depicts the simple and practical expression of love. It focuses on simple acts of intimacy; arguments between the bride and the groom and a sense of pride that stops them from expressing their true feelings. It also delves into the tension they experience living apart and working in two different cities.
Dir. Wahyu UtamiSee More
Thirty years ago, when she was a young child, Jenni’s father left his family to join the Burmese students fighting the military dicta_x0002_torship. He was never to return. Now a grown woman with a family of her own, refugee worker Jenni retraces her revolutionary father’s final steps and considers the impact the country’s decades-long conflicts have had on her family and indeed a whole gen_x0002_eration. This documentary is a sensitive portrayal of a daughter’s search for a lost father amidst the impact of the conflicts in the late 1980s.
Dir. Aye ChanSee More
A Simple Love Story is a documentary film that follows a not so simple love between a tomboy and transvestite man in modern day Myanmar. It traces the tensions that the couple faces and places them at the heart of issues in Burmese society: how can transgender people negotiate their love in society that has yet to embrace their differences?
Dir. Hnin Pa Pa SoeSee More
This documentary focuses on a farmer, Sutrisno whose daughter, Alya, has dreadlocked hair. The documentary offers a close por_x0002_trayal of people’s beliefs that a child with dreadlocked hair comes from supernatural ancestors who follow the child. This film fol_x0002_lows a family and their run up to a dreadlock haircutting ritual and the negotiations before the event. The director sensitively shows how Sutrisno, as the head of the family, works hard to fulfill his daughter’s request to complete the ritual.
Dir. Sidiq AriyadiSee More
Delisa, a six-year-old girl, lives with her mother, Salama, and her three sisters in a seaside village on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. She loves playing soccer with the boys, but unlike her sisters, she is not good at prayer and will not learn to pray unless she receives something. On the day of a prayer recitation test, a huge earthquake and tsunami hit the village, killing her mother, sisters and friends, and Delisa, who survived, loses her right leg. This film is about Delisa's reunion with her father, Usman, who returns from abroad, and pulls out the meaning of life in the memory of her mother. Based on the true story of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Dir. Soni Gaokasak
Cast. Nirina Zubir Reza Rahadian Chantiq SchagerlSee More
Red Wine Chicken focuses on a Vietnamese bride, Ah Jiao, married to a Malaysian man living in Bukit Pelanduk, in the state of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. The documentary focuses on their relationship with Ah Jiao
reflecting on her place in her family. Weaving the story around Fuzhou red wine chicken, a traditional delicacy, family and food, this work dwells on the different ways people relate to each other.
Dir. Grace Chung Lay WoeiSee More
How did Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, respond to terrorism in the name of Islam? The 2002 Bali bombings, which occurred during the global "war on terror" after 9/11, are portrayed from four perspectives: that of the planners, the perpetrators, local people, and news reporters. The film explores ways of avoiding a cycle of resentment.
Dir. Enison Sinaro
Cast. Alex Komang Joshua PandelakiSee More
Beatriz’s young husband disappears during a brutal massacre by occupying Indonesian forces, sixteen years later she is troubled by his return; is this mysterious stranger her husband or an impostor?
Dir. Bety Reis, Luigi Acquisto
Cast. Irim Tolentino Augusta Soares José da CostaSee More