Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Origin of Nusantara

Nusantara is an Indonesian word designating the South East Asia archipelago. It is synonymous with Indonesia, including the Malaysian, Filipino, Singaporean, and Bruneian lands, but including the interior of Kalimantan, the last corner of Sulawesi, and Papua (from Manokwari to Merauke on the Papua New Guinean border).
Across its many islands, Indonesia consists of distinct ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. The Javanese are the largest and most politically dominant ethnic group. Indonesia has developed a shared identity defined by a national language, ethnic diversity, religious pluralism within a majority Muslim population, and a history of colonialism including rebellion against it. Indonesia's national motto, "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika" ("Unity in Diversity" literally, "many, yet one"), articulates the diversity that shapes the country. However, sectarian tensions and separatism have led to violent confrontations that have undermined political and economic stability. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support the world's second highest level of biodiversity. The country is richly endowed with natural resources, yet poverty remains widespread in contemporary Indonesia.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

NUSANTARA short films anthology

Nusantara film is an anthology of short films from Indonesia.

Nusantara film will contain 12 short films from 12 cities of Indonesia.

Each film tells the story about untold story of the city or place.

The Short Films that has been made so far are :

Titik Nol [a story from Aceh]
(Director: Nicholas Yudifar-Cinematographer: Batara Goempar Siagian- Editor: Aaron Hasim- Music&VO: Agus Nur Amal {PM Toh}, 2009, 12 min)

A story from Lampung (Sumatra)
(Director: Aldo Swastia- Cinematographer: Dodon Ramadhan- Editor: Sigit, 2009, 10 min)

Shelly [a story from Singkawang-West Borneo]
(Director: Nicholas Yudifar- Cinematographer: Teguh Rahmadi- Editor: Aaron Hasim, 2009, 12 min)

A story from Tarakan (East-Borneo)
(Director: Ari Rusyadi- CInematographer: Bembie- Editor: Sigit, 2009, 7 min)

A story from Gorontalo (North Sulawesi)
(Director: Emil Heradi- Cinematographer: Anggi Frisca- Editor: Sigit-Aaron, 2009, 5 min)

With the financing and co. production with Kunstler Concept Indonesia
Executive Producer Harjanto Halim
Producer Hadi Marland

We are still looking for the fund for the next short films from 7 cities.

The rest of the cities/places are :
1. Bangkalan-Madura
2. Sorong-Papua
3. Bali
4. Gili-Lombok
5. Ende-NTT
6. Jakarta-Java
7. Moluccas