In May 1998 something happened in Indonesia that no one had thought possible. After persistent demonstrations, primarily by students, the repressive era of President Suharto came to an end. Many film makers from the present generation were closely involved in this revolution at the time. In this omnibus film, ten film makers look back on events.
Two weeks after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in August 1945, Indonesian Independence leaders proclaimed “Indonesia Merdeka!” ‘Freedom for Indonesia’ and an end to Dutch colonial rule over the Netherlands East Indies. Internationally renowned Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens, in Australia as Film Commissioner for the Netherlands East Indies government in exile, resigned his position in protest against Dutch policy, which sought to re-impose its colonial rule. In collaboration with Indonesian activists, Chinese, Indian and Australian trade unionists, and local artists and filmmakers, Ivens made Indonesia Calling, a film documenting the crucial role of Australian trade union support in the establishment of the new Republic of Indonesia. Ivens’ film was an activist documentary; it actively contributed to the events it depicted. All those who worked on it became ‘adversely known’ to the security services.
1942, The Nederlands(ch)-Indië Government in Java Island captured Soekarno, an aspiring young man who wants to free Indonesia from colonialism. He was then put in Banceuy Prison at Bandung, Indonesia. Instead of lamenting, Soekarno found a way to fight back by delivering his famous defence oration "Indonesi Acccuse!" in his trial at Bandung Laandraad Courthouse. This story follows the life of Soekarno, Republic of Indonesia's first president, from his childhood until he managed to proclaimed Indonesian freedom with M. Hatta.
Dream waves and smiling faces. Militant Muslims, and peaceful Buddhists. Speeding scooters and throbbing discos. Mysticism and modernism coexxist in an ancient land, creating a kaleidoscope of influences. Indonesia has become a mecca for traveling surfers lured by perfect points, hollow reef breaks and high-performance beach breaks. In turn, native Indonesians have laid claim to surfing and a new generation of world-class international ambassadors. Embedded cinematographer Pete Matthews documents the new faces of Indonesian surfing while capturing the heart and soul of this many faceted culture. This is surfing. These are the many Shades of Indonesia.
Andi is a newspaper hawker who is honest and kind-hearted. One day he was helping a sick grandfather. The grandfather gave Andi a magical necklace. When the necklace was kissed, Andi turned to Rama who has superhuman strength and can fly. One of the customers of the newspaper Andi is Lia. Lia's father was a professor who invented a new explosive. Black Dragon group trying to steal the explosives formula. Lia and her father helped Rama to capture kingpin Black Dragon. (via Google Translate)
‘Get in Tune’ is a music documentary film that takes you on the journey of the only Asian participant in one of the world’s highest level of choir competitions. For the first time, they are able to get the chance to represent their country, Indonesia, in the Grand Prix stage. The team is under pressure while expected to bring home a victory.
Dedicated to the people of Bali, and the people who surf there, this film from veteran surfer Steve Cooney documents the incredible waves discovered in Indonesia over the past 32 years, including footage from some of the world's best cameramen. 50 top-notch surfers from decades past and present brave the waves in Desert Point, G-Land, Pedang, Uluwatu and other popular hot spots.
Revisits the making of Joris Ivens' 1946 film Indonesia Calling! In 1945-46 Indonesian, Indian, Chinese and Australian Trade Unions blockaded Dutch shipping in Australia, defending the newly declared Republic of Indonesia. Dutch Filmmaker Joris Ivens resigned as Film Commissioner for the Netherlands East Indies and made Indonesia Calling! documenting the trade union actions and supporting Indonesian independence. This documentary revisits the making of Ivens' radical film, Australia's early relationship with Indonesia and the impact of Ivens' film. Made with passionate commitment, Ivens' film provoked a covert response from the state, while helping to create a fertile ground for Australian independent documentary.
Indonesian noise, the largest scene of extreme and independent music scene is the biggest in South-East Asia. This documentary gives an extensive overview with numerous bands, artists and speakers, all from Jakarta, Bandung, Bekasi, Yogyakarta, and Tokyo, who freely talk about their own definitions and approaches to noise music.
The movie starts with the tough lives of the aforementioned characters in a military school, showing friendship and even competition among them. But the lives of the young cadets changes when Dutch soldiers suddenly attack their camp, tearing them apart. With limited weaponry and forces, they decided to unite to fight against the Dutch and defend their freedom. Combining action, drama, humor, romance, human tragedy and strong personal stories, the movie is aimed at inspiring the new generation with the spirit of the generations before them who fought and sacrificed themselves for the freedoms Indonesia enjoys today.
The multi-platinum heavy metal band Stryper, live at the Java Rockin' Land festival in Indonesia. Recorded in front of an enthusiastic crowd in 2010, this is the definitive Stryper DVD. Celebrating almost 30 years of incredible melodies and musicianship, Live In Indonesia features hits and rarities delivered in impeccable sound and video.
A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.
In one of the largest unknown mass-killings of the 20th century, an estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Indonesians were killed in 1965 when General Suharto began a purge of suspected “communists” through a complex and highly contested series of events–ultimately leading him to the presidency. 40 Years of Silence: An Indonesian Tragedy follows the compelling testimonies of four individuals and their families, as they break the silence with an intimate look at what it was like for survivors during Suharto’s New Order regime.
The official story about the events surrounding the 30 September 1965 coup d'etat carried out by Colonel Untung, the Commandant of the Cakrabirawa Battalion. Seven generals were murdered and Major General Soeharto is depicted as the saviour. A very detailed and "convincing" docudrama from a certain point of view.
Puteri Indonesia, or also known as Miss Universe Indonesia, is an annual beauty pageant in Indonesia that sends its winner to the Miss Universe pageant. The pageant was established in 1992 and considered the oldest pageant in Indonesia.
Discover the diverse ecosystems of Indonesia's 17,000 islands, home to some of the largest creatures in the animal kingdom including the world's longest snake.
Seputar Indonesia, is the Indonesia's longest running newscast carried by a private television station. It appeared on RCTI on 15 November 1989 as Seputar Jakarta before it evolved to go nationwide on 15 November 1990. Since the end of 2005, the program has regained its position as the most-watched newscast in the country, according to ratings by Nielsen Media Research. During its early years, Seputar Indonesia was also carried by RCTI's then sister station SCTV. On 9 February 2009, Seputar Indonesia was revived and is the only news program on RCTI, now called Satu Seputar Indonesia. The morning news program, Nuansa Pagi was renamed Seputar Indonesia Pagi. The afternoon news program, Buletin Siang renamed Seputar Indonesia Siang. The late night news program, Buletin Malam was renamed Seputar Indonesia Malam. The main evening edition retained the Seputar Indonesia name due to the historical context. Seputar Indonesia also relayed on TVTL in East Timor, Astro Prima in Malaysia, BBC WSTV in Hong Kong and TCS-5 in Singapore. Historically, it was also broadcast by SCTV and Indosiar before their produced their own news programs, Liputan 6 Petang and Fokus Sore respectively.
Mister Indonesia is en event male pageant which has been held annually since 2006 until 2007 from Indonesia. This contest regularly sends its winners to several prestigious international male pageants, like Mister International 2006 and International Man 2007.
MasterChef is an Indonesian competitive cooking reality show, open to amateur and home chefs based on the original British MasterChef. It is produced by FremantleMedia and screens on RCTI. The first episode aired on 1 May 2011, and the season one finale was broadcast on 21 August 2011. The first winner of MasterChef Indonesia was Lucky Andreono, a 28 year old Furniture Entrepreneur. The second season of MasterChef Indonesia premiered on 8 July 2012. The second season aired through the week at 5.00 pm, half an hour later than the original timeslot of the first season. The winner of the 2012 series of MasterChef was Desi Trisnawati, a 39 year old Hotel Director. The third season of MasterChef Indonesia premiered on 5 May 2013.
Indonesia Now is a weekly programme broadcast by Metro TV, read in English language, and broadcast by all television stations around the world. Indonesia Now is the first international programme from Indonesia, first aired on September 1, 2006 to explain Indonesian news or Asian news. It also broadcast since August 11, 2007, at 7:00 a.m. WIB and 1:00 p.m. WIB, with its host, Kania Sutisnawinata and Dalton Tanonaka. 'Indonesia Now with Duncan Graham' is a regularly updated independent current affairs Blog started in 2005 that seeks to improve understanding of Indonesia and Indonesians. Written from a Western perspective by an Australian journalist. Website =http://www.indonesianow.blogspot.com
Indonesia Today is the first English-language newscast ever carried by a private television station in Indonesia. It appeared on RCTI from 1996 to 2001 and Nicholas Rosantia, Eri Satria, Rahmatillah, Rahmat Hidayat from 2011 to present. In 2001, unable to get advertisors, Indonesia Today was discontinued and replaced by Indonesian-language criminal news, Sergap . Indonesia Today was airing back on Nicholas Rosantia, Eri Satria, Rahmatillah, Rahmat Hidayat on 2011.
Miss Indonesia, also known as Miss World Indonesia, is an annual beauty pageant in Indonesia that sends its winner to the Miss World pageant. The pageant was established in 2005 and the winner was sent to Miss ASEAN pageant. Starting 2006, the winner of the pageant has been sent to the Miss World.
The Voice Indonesia is a reality television singing competition created by John de Mol which is scheduled to premiere in Indonesia in 10 February 2013 on Indosiar. The format is Dutch and the original Dutch version of the programme was broadcast in the Netherlands for the first time in 2010 as The Voice of Holland. And this show is a replacement for the previous show is also a singing contest, Akademi Fantasi Indosiar. The programme was commissioned after a successful first series in the US, where the programme aired on NBC. It will be produced by Indosiar in Indonesia. The winner receives Rp 100,000,000, a car, and a record deal with Universal Republic Records.
The Indonesian version of Deal or No Deal.
The X Factor Indonesia is an Indonesian reality television music competition to find new singing talent; the winner of which receives a 1 billion rupiah including a recording contract with Sony Music Indonesia. Premiered on December 28, 2012 on RCTI, it is the second franchise to be adapted in Southeast Asia after the Philippines. As part of the British The X Factor franchise, the show's format has numerous differences from rivals such as Indonesian Idol. The competition is open to both solo artists and groups and has no upper age limit. Each judge is assigned one of four categories—boys between 15 and 25, girls between 15 and 25, individuals 26 and over, or groups. Throughout the live shows the judges act as mentors to their category, helping to decide song choices, styling and staging, while judging contestants from the other categories; they also compete to ensure that their act wins the competition, thus making them the winning judge. The original judging panel was Ahmad Dhani, Rossa, Anggun, and Bebi Romeo, with Robby Purba as the host. There has been one winner of the show to date: Fatin Shidqia.
Miss Indonesia Earth is one of the major beauty pageants in Indonesia which focuses on environmental awareness, culture, and ecotourism. The slogan of the pageant is Beauty and Nature and organized by Yayasan Putri Bumi Indonesia. In 2013, the national franchise for Indonesia was acquired by El John Pageants. The first Miss Indonesia Earth pageant was held in 2007. The grand winner represents Indonesia in the international Miss Earth pageant. The current Miss Indonesia Earth titleholder is Liza Elly Purnamasari.
MTV Indonesia Movie Awards is an awards show in Indonesia which were established in 1995. The show is based on the US MTV Movie Awards format celebrating local film and actors. In 2013,MTV Indonesia will held this show with new name and concept.In 2013,Penghargaan Film MTV Indonesia replaced MTV Indonesia Movie Awards.
Boy & Girl Band Indonesia is a music show aired on SCTV. The music show will first aired on December 10, 2011. In 2011, audition are in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya and Medan.
Indonesian Idol is a reality television singing competition created by Simon Fuller and produced by RCTI Production Team and FremantleMedia Asia, which began airing on RCTI on March 2004 and became one of the most popular shows in the history of Indonesian elevision. Part of the Idol franchise, it was as a spin-off from the UK show Pop Idol. The concept of the series is to find new solo recording artists where the winner is determined by the viewers. Through telephone and SMS text voting, viewers have chosen as winners Joy Tobing, Mike Mohede, Ihsan Tarore, Rini Wulandari, Aris Runtuwene, Igo Pentury and Regina Ivanova. The series employs a panel of judges who critique the contestants' performances. The original four judges were AMI Awards-winning jazz musician Indra Lesmana, AMI Awards-winning pop singer Titi DJ, Radio announcer and presenter Meuthia Kasim and video director Dimas Djayadiningrat. The judging panel currently consists of musician and solo singer Anang Hermansyah, musician and artist manager Ahmad Dhani and 1 person judge is still a secret identity. Other judges who have been a part of the show are television presenter Indy Barends, MTV video jockey and comedian Jamie Aditya, musician and conductor Erwin Gutawa, Indonesian Superstar Agnes Monica and hits-maker Ahmad Dhani.
Indonesia's Got Talent is an Indonesian talent variety showed on Indosiar that began July 23, 2010. It is based on the Got Talent franchise, a British TV format conceived and owned by Simon Cowell's SYCO company. IGT is not similar with the similarity show, Indonesia Mencari Bakat showed on Trans TV, that have same concepts. Viewers are able to join through text and online registration via Internet. Auditions are held in key cities such as Surabaya, Medan, Bandung, Jakarta, Palembang, Jogjakarta, Makassar, Padang, Bali, and Banjarmasin.