Sunday, September 7, 2014
Jalanan @ EBS International Documentary Festival
Finally I could say that I made a great decision of sort of forcing myself to attend the last screening of an Indonesian movie called 'Jalanan' a.k.a. Street Busker directed by a Canadian-born Indonesianist-turned-director 'mas Daniel Ziv. ^^
It took me an hour to see the movie at Lotte Cinema at Digital Media City. And the theater was 3/4 full. And..finally I could see it with my own eyes and enjoy the music with my own ears...what the people have been chattering about for the past year.
EIDF 2014 is indeed a good platform to share and bring forth the diverse documentary about issues we otherwise never have thought of before. Just like the one presented in "Jalanan", as an Indonesian myself, I was completely shocked by the realities widely and bare opened in front of our eyes. Yes..it's a good wake-up call about the harsh realities faced by minorities..or even invisible minorities or..should I say..subculture? who live in Jakarta.
After..getting out of the theater..I was suddenly brought back to the glittering realities that I am in Seoul, Korea...which is completely different from the striking contrast of the harsh realities faced by some Indonesians, especially those unfortunate ( I could be wrong, though) street buskers.
Definitely worth-it. And I recommend anyone interested in seeing the other side of the seemingly-gleaming life of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.
Thank you mas Daniel Ziv, for bringing the issue up^^