Indonesia Film Festival

PPI Leiden and Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in the Netherlands present


25 March 2017 / 14.30-19.00h

“Aisyah, Biarkan Kami Bersaudara” (109 mins)

Aisyah was a scholar who had just graduated. She lived in a village, Ciwidey, that has strong Islamic values. She devoted herself as a teacher and was sent to work in a village, called Derok, in Nusa Tenggara Timur, which the majority of the people is not Moslem.

“Demi Ucok” (79 mins)

Gloria, a middle-aged Bataknese woman, doesn’t want to be like her mother: getting married, forgetting her dream, and being disappointed thereafter. She wants to fulfil her dream of becoming a movie maker. Her mother has a serious disease and probably will live only for one more year. She wants to see Gloria find a husband before she dies.

30 March 2017 / 18.00-22.00h

“Mirror Never Lies” (100 mins)

Pakis is a young girl from a fishing community of the Bajau people in Wakatobi, Sulawesi, part of the Coral Triangle. Her father was lost in the sea. Pakis is very devastated. She decides to visit a shaman who conducts a ritual to search for her father using a mirror’s surface.

“Mencari Hilal” (94 mins)

Mahmud believed there is nothing more precious than a genuine struggle to implement Islamic order in all aspects of his life. For years, Mahmud preached that worshiping Islam is the solution to all problems. He was shaken knowing that Ministry of Religion Affair spent nine billion rupiahs only to decide the new moon (hilal) that signals the beginning of Ramadhan.

@ Room 028, Lipsius Building, Cleveringaplaats 1, 2311 BD, Leiden

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Contact person: Nabila (+31 6 1628 0464)