Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
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.
- Sidiq Ariyadi