We proudly presented the documentary screening of
"JALANAN" and Q&A with Daniel Ziv (Director)
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7 pm
Landmark Theater, Bethesda, MD
JALANAN ('Streetside') tells the captivating story of Boni, Ho & Titi, three gifted, charismatic street musicians in Jakarta over a tumultuous 5-year period in their own lives and that of Indonesia. The film follows the young marginalized musicians and their never before seen sub-culture, while also painting a striking, moody and intimate portrait of Indonesia’s frenzied capital city. Using the powerful soundtrack of the musicians' original compositions to drive the film, it traces their elusive quest for identity and love in the day-to-day of a city overrun by the effects of globalization and corruption.
Watch the trailer here:
GIE is adapted from “Catatan Seorang Demonstran” (Notes of a Demonstrator), a collection of journal entries by Soe Hok Gie, a famous young, Indonesian-Chinese activist. This movie was directed by Riri Riza and released in 2005. It is a good movie to learn Indonesian history, especially during the life of Soe Hok Gie—a young famous activist in the 60’s.