Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Indonesia, 2009 (79 min)
Indonesian w/English subtitles
Director: Sammaria Simanjuntak
Cast: Sunny Soon, Saira Jihan
Cin(T)a tells an everyday story that few other Indonesian films dare to tell. Cina (Sunny Soon), a Chinese Christian, and Annisa (Saira Jihan), a Muslim, both love God dearly. However, these two cannot be in love with each other since they call God by different names (T means Tuhan, God, Yahweh, Allah…). Cina is an outgoing and optimistic freshman, while Annisa is an actress and aspiring film director whose fame and beauty has left her lonely. They fall in love despite their differences in personality and background. However, they canâ€™t overcome their difference in faith. Cin(T)a not only brings the rawness and passion of the indie film, but also a fast-paced and stylish music video-esque quality to the storytelling. Thanks to the immaculate lensing by the director, Sammaria Simanjuntak (doing her first feature film), ethno-religious conflict in a multicultural society like Indonesia is smoothly integrated into a love story as racial, religious and cultural collisions threaten the world of the two lovebirds. -Adapted from the International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul
NOTE: This special screening is co-sponsored by the East-West Center’s student-organized Wednesday Evening Seminar. Please note the venue change. This event will take place from 6:30-8:30pm in the Keoni Auditorium (Imin Conference Center is just down the street from the Center for Korean Studies building). The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion and refreshments will be served. The event will begin promptly at 6:30pm.
About the East-West Center’s Wednesday Evening Seminar
The WES brings students from a variety of different academic and cultural backgrounds at the East-West Center together once a week to listen to speakers and discuss topics and issues relating to the Asia Pacific region. WES is held on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm in the Keoni Auditorium (Imin Conference Center), and is usually attended by 160 EWC students. The weekly event is open to the public. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.