MESYM Crossover Documentary Series #13: JALANAN

The MESYM Crossover Documentary Series is held every last Thursday of each month @ Loyar Burok. Everyone is invited to come watch the documentary, participate in the discussion, and meet like-minded people. Admission is free!

For our february event, the crossover topic is pretty much all of this: Indonesia, street music, love, prison, politics, sex, corruption, rice fields, globalization and heartache!. We are screening JALANAN, a film about Boni, Ho & Titi, three gifted, charismatic street musicians in Jakarta. JALANAN follows these 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.

“There is a rare magic in Daniel Ziv’s exquisite JALANAN, at once warm and strange. This perfectly structured study of three characters, all struggling to find freedom despite enormous social pressure and painful personal circumstances, reminds me of everything i love and deplore about our fragile humanity and about Indonesia. Each protagonist is funny, eccentric, and wonderfully open. Daniel treats their search for meaning with a genuine and infections of love.”

Joshua Oppenheimer – director The Act of Killing

Join the event on the MESYM Facebook Group.

Trailer

Synopsis

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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.

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