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3th DMZ Docs(2011)

I AM DOCU



A Piece of Tale

Andang Kelana, Badrul Munir, Fuad Fauji, Hafiz, Syaiful Anwar

  • Indonesia
  • 2011
  • 75min
  • HD
  • color

Synopsis

A Piece of Tale is a story of two young men who live in Rangkasbitung, a small city 120 kilometers from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Kiwong and Iron were childhood friends and are now making a living by selling tofu on trains and in markets. Used to be beaten up when young, Kiwong moved to Jakarta later and lived a wild life. He came back to Rangkasbitung after being married and settled as a tofu seller. He also believes in a “magic power” which gives people surreal power. Iron makes and sells tofu, the family tradition, but he has a secret passion for music—not in making albums, but onstage performance. The daily life of these two young men captured by the camera seems to have no extraordinary features or significant social context. They just make tofu, go to markets, play guitar in a studio and play with children. These scenes are apolitical and values-free but, when looking into the recent history of Indonesia, one would easily understand why it is so important to focus on individual everyday life. When Suharto stepped down due to the protests in 1998 after three decades of iron-fist ruling, Indonesia started to enjoy a sudden blessing of democracy. And individuality is highlighted in the process, because the civil society suppressed by the state during military rule can grow based on this individuality. Individuality is a starting point for individuals to form communities which can participate in democracy. In that, this film focuses on the newfound individual life and it is actually quite political. (KANG Seokpil)

Review

Director

  • Andang Kelana

    Born in Jakarta in 1983. His experience with video began in 2003 as a participant in the Massoom Project which created nine videos about Jakarta.

  • Badrul Munir

    Born in Lebak in 1978, he was a pioneer of underground music in Lebak. Since 2007 he began to be active in Saidjah Forum. 

  • Fuad Fauji

    Born in Lebak in 1983. In 2005 he and his friends were involved in establishing the Saidjah Community. He studied journalism at University Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa. Currently works as a part-time reseacher at the Jakarta Arts Council. 

  • Hafiz

    He studied fine art at the Jakarta Institute of Arts. He is co-founder of Forum Lenteng (2003) and Ruangrupa (2000). His works have been presented in local and international circuits. 

  • Syaiful Anwar

    Born in Jakarta in 1983, he studied journalism at the Institute of Socio-Political Sciences, Jakarta. His video work was one of the winners of the National Media Art Competition 2010. 

Credit

  • ProducerHafiz Rancajale
  • Cinematography Syaiful Anwar
  • Editor Hafiz Rancajale
  • Sound H. Sutan Pamuncak

Distributor / World Sales

Distribution / World Sales  Forum Lenteng

Address  Jalan Ray Lenteng Agung NO34 RT OO7 RW O2, Lenteng Agung, Jakarta 12610, Indonesia

Tel  62 21 7884 0373

E-mail  hafiz_ruru@yahoo.com​