'Ragat'e Anak' [Our Children's Fund] - one of my short documentary, is part of AT STAKE documentary - the anthology. AT STAKE consists of four short docs talked about women and the body in Indonesia and how that issues related to power and state control. AT STAKE was Indonesia's first documentary film that went in the Documente Panorama sessions at 2009 Berlinale Film Festival.
This was my first time going abroad: February 2009!
We had a lot of fun :)
Videographer: Agustin Ucu + Ani Ema
Editor: Kelvin Nugroho
Producer: Nia Dinata
June 1st in Indonesia is commemorating as the birthday of Pancasila. Pancasila is an ideological basic for the state of Indonesia which is used as guidelines for Indonesian people's livelihoods. Composed of two Sanskrit words: ‘Panca’ meaning five, and ‘Sila’ means the principles, Pancasila is a noble ideology that protects the diversity and justice for all of Indonesian people.
2008 June 1st, the National Alliance for Freedom of Religion and Belief (AKKBB) commemorate Pancasila’s Day with a peaceful action in MONAS. But what happened was the violence that resulted dozens of people injured. Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) stormed the event brutally and attack anyone in the crowd, especially they chase the Ahmadiyah adherents.
4 years ago, I was there with the amateur cameras and captured the events. "Why FPI hates Ahmadiyah so much and even said that they would kill and burn them - they whose have different beliefs from FPI followers?."
Islam that I know, is teaching care and love, to be rahmatan li Al alamin…
1 Juni di Indonesia di peringati sebagai hari lahir pancasila. Pancasila adalah ideologi dasar bagi negara Indonesia yang dijadikan pedoman peri kehidupan rakyat. Terdiri dari dua kata Sanskerta: 'Pañca' berarti lima dan 'Sīla' berarti prinsip atau asas, Pancasila adalah sebuah ideologi luhur yang melindungi keberagaman dan keadilan bagi seluruh rakyat Indonesia.
1 Juni 2008, Aliansi Kebangsaan Untuk Kebebasan Beragama dan Berkeyakinan (AKKBB) memperingati hari tersebut dengan aksi apel damai di MONAS. Namun yang terjadi adalah kekerasan yang mengakibatkan puluhan orang terluka. Front Pembela Islam (FPI) menyerbu dengan brutal acara tersebut dan menyerang siapa saja dalam crowd itu, terutama memburu warga ahmadiyah.
4 tahun yang lalu, saya disana dengan kamera amatir dan mereka peristiwa itu. "Mengapa FPI sangat membenci dan bahkan mengatakan akan membunuh serta membakar Ahmadiyah - mereka yang berbeda keyakinan dengan FPI?". Sedang Islam yang saya tahu, adalah mengajarkan kasih dan cinta untuk dijadikan rahmatan lil alamin....
"Time Dances On" is a feature film produced by Ann Arbor-based documentary filmmaker and video producer Sophia Kruz. "Time Dances On" marks Sophia's directorial debut in feature documentary.
The documentary has been named "Best Documentary Feature" at the 4th annual Made in Michigan Film Festival, "Best Editing-Short" at the 2012 Michigan Film Awards, was nominated for "Best Documentary Short" and "Best Director" at the 2012 Michigan Film Awards and was also nominated for "Best Gay/Lesbian Film" at the 2011 Great Lakes International Film Festival.
Jim Kruz discovered he was attracted to other boys his age when he was around 13 years old. Yet, being brought up in a devout Catholic home in 1950s Detroit, being gay simply wasn't an option. “Time Dances On” follows Jim's story from childhood through his stint as a swing-dance teacher in Ann Arbor, his marriage to Deb, and his ultimate acceptance of who he truly is: a confident gay man. A heartwarming story about personal triumph, love and self-acceptance, this documentary is sure to prompt viewers to reconsider what being in a 'family' truly means.