Denias (Denias, Senandung di atas awan)

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Wednesday, 7 November
6:30 p.m. – Korean Studies Auditorium

“Denias,” says his mother, “if you go to school everyday, even the mountain will be afraid and pay respect on you.” But nothing is simple in this touching story of a poor villager from the remote province of Irian Jaya in Indonesia. Alone, Denias walks for days to get to the nearest school only to be amazed by his first glimpse of life in the big city and then to face discrimination and rejection at every turn. Can Denias study like any other kid?

Denias screened at the 2007 Hawaii International Film Festival and won the grand prize at last year’s Jakarta International Film Festival. It was Indonesia’s official selection for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film for the Academy Awards.

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