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Di Timur Matahari (East of the Sun)

Di Timur Matahari

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:30pm
Center for Korean Studies Building

Indonesia (2012, 110 min)
Indonesian w/English subtitles

Director: Ari Sihasale
Producers: Ari Sihasale, Nia Zulkarnaen
Cinematographer: Nur Hidayat
Cast: Laura Basuki, Lukman Sardi, Ririn Ekawati, Ririn Ekawati, Michael Jakarimilena, Lucky Martin, Putri Nere, Ringgo Agus Rahman, Simson Sikoway, Abetnego Yogibalom

Staying true to form, the Indonesian filmmaking team of Ari Sihasale and Nia Zulkarnaen bring us the latest in their upbeat corpus of films starring kids to tell a story that resonates with adults. Shot in Tioh, Lanny Jaya, Papua (eastern Indonesia), Di Timur Matahari (East of the Sun) follows young Papuan children as they struggle to get an education despite an ongoing tribal war in their midst.

-2013 Perth Indonesian Film Festival

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