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Jermal: A tale of a father, a son, and the isolation of a Malaccan fishing platform.

Posted by on Mar 12, 2009 in Culture, Film | 0 comments

In the midst of the homogeneous stream of today’s Indonesian cinema, Jermal challenges the flow. A thoughtful portrayal of the relationship between a father and a son, it explores a classic theme given a unique twist by its setting: an isolated fishing platform, or jermal, in the middle of the Malacca Straits off North Sumatra.

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Indonesian Surf Star Dazzles on the Silver Screen

Posted by on Jan 20, 2009 in Culture, Film, Surfing | 0 comments

Mengejar Ombak, the documentary about Dede Suryana, a young surfer from a West Java village who became an international star, has just won two awards at X-Dance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, a sports documentary festival that runs in conjunction with Sundance Film Festival.

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Mengejar Ombak wins 2 Awards at X-Dance

Posted by on Jan 18, 2009 in Culture, Film, Life, Surfing | 0 comments

Trailer for Mengejar Ombak, the documentary film about Indonesian surfing star Dede Suryana that recently had its international premiere at X-Dance Film Festival in Utah and won two awards, for Original Music Score and Emerging Filmmaker.

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A Shared Inheritance: Gedung Arsip Nasional

Posted by on Jan 4, 2009 in Featured, Heritage, Jakarta | 0 comments

“This place has really good feng shui,” says Tamalia Alisjahbana as she guides me through the Gedung Arsip Nasional in central Jakarta, former home of VOC Governor General Reinier de Klerk and perhaps the city’s best maintained heritage building.

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