LUKAS' MOMENT

 

An Ethno-Documentary
by Aryo Danusiri

 


duration: 60 min
format: DVCAM, Color
subtitle: english
released: 2005


An intimate observational documentary…
- Brisbane International Film Festival 06

In contrast, Moment does not present too many direct interviews. Rather,
it includes several prolonged scenes set in a single space, and thus
viewers may witness the story, complete with its surprising twists,
gradually unfolding as it occurs in real-life pace, instead of being given
too much explanation. Interestingly, though, this approach has managed to maintain the suspense level as the plot unravels, without overdramatization.
Thus, it becomes difficult not to care what happens to Lukas
and the other characters.
- The Jakarta Post


Synopsis

This is about a piece of contemporary everyday life in West Papua, one of the conflict areas in Indonesia. Instead of reproducing Papua with stereotyping in chilling and horror images of conflict, the filmmaker is more interested to treat his camera to create an intimate, observational and emphatic story about Lukas, a young Marind fisherman who is trying hard to finance his own education. He starts a small business with the support of a development project. Starting with a slow and atmospheric rythm, this film follows Lukas’ attempts to sell his catch to the market in capital city without going through middlemen, which apparently causes difficulties. In the post-Suharto regimethat has seen the growth of an emergent independence movement in West Papua, thisfilm chronicles the drama of an indigenous people, the youth whose cultural identity and livelihoods remain marginal to the Indonesia nation-state.


Festivals


2005

The Best Student Film - Royal Anthropological Instutite Festival/Oxford
Beeld voor Beeld Festival, Amsterdam
Ethnofilmfest, Berlin
Nordic Anthropological Film Association Festival, Stockholm
Visual Culture Festival, Finland
Tromsoe International Film Festival, Norway
Jakarta International Film Festival


2006
World Film Festival, Estonia
Singapore International Film Festival
Gottingen International Film Festival
Brisbane International Film Festival

2007

Transparansi: New Documentaries from Indonesia, Harvard University
Jogja Netpac Film Festival
Southeast Asian Study Group, Harvard University

2008
Yale Indonesian Forum Workshop, Yale University

2009
Bamboe Shocking Film, CLC, Purbalingga, Indonesia
Cine Club - Jakarta Arts Institute, Jakarta


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