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Our Homeland (Tanah Air Beta)

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Wednesday, 16 November 2011 @6:30pm
Indonesia, 2010 (97 mins)
Indonesian w/ English subtitles

Director: Ari Sihasale
Cast: Alexandra Gottardo, Asrul Dahlan, Griffit Patricia, Lukman Sardi,
Yahuda Rumbindi, Ari Sihasale, Robby Tumewu, Thessa Kaunang

Inspired by the true events following the referendum for independence in East Timor (Timor Leste) in 1999, Tanah Air Beta is about the struggle of displaced people in a time of conflict. Despite the reality of terrifying political conditions following the referendum, Director Ari Sihasale (Denias, Senandung di Atas Awan) chooses to focus this film on the importance of family and friendship in desperate times. The film centers around the struggle of Tatiana (played by Alexandra Gottardo) and her daughter Merry (Griffit Patricia) who try to survive in poverty and an uncertain political situation in a refugee camp in East Nusa Tenggara. The exodus split Tatiana’s family resulting in her having to leave her bitter son behind in East Timor. Merry takes it upon herself to heal family wounds by traveling to the border to meet her brother. With little idea of where or how far the border is, the journey becomes the focal point for this heartwarming story. The opening scene is one that you will not want to miss.


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Distributor: Alenia Pictures