- Sector: Building Cultural Understanding / Society and Culture
- Country location: Australia
- Grantee: BOFA Ltd
NEAREST NEIGHBOUR — Indonesia is a mystery to many Australians so the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival has curated four Indonesian films to intrigue, inspire and inform us.
- Ola Sita Ina Wae — Indonesian filmmaker, Vivian Idris, traces the work of PEKKA, a women’s empowerment CSO that collaborates with over 50,000 female heads of household across Indonesia. In Nusa Tenggara Timur province their work lead to the election of a PEKKA member as head of her village.
- Seen and Unseen (Sekala Niskala ) — Directed by Kamila Andini, Indonesia’s most talented new film maker, Seen and Unseen is set in Bali and lyrically explores themes of spirituality and duality.
- Jalanan ('Streetside') — a captivating story of three gifted, charismatic bus musicians in Jakarta and their quirky sub-culture. It paints a powerful portrait of Indonesia's frenzied capital city that is raw, humorous and brutally honest.
- Memories of My Body (Kucumbu tubuh indahku) — Directed by leading Indonesian film maker, Garin Nugroho, this film revolves around four episodes in a young dancer's formative years. It observes the destructive nature of traditional manhood and the catastrophic consequences it can bring about in its gay protagonist.
4 film screenings, Launceston, Tasmania, 16 May 2019 to 19 May 2019
1 screening of Seen and Unseen, Hobart Tasmania, 11 May 2019 to 11 May 2019
Nearest Neighbour cocktail party, Launceston, Tasmania, 17 May 2019 to 17 May 2019
- Australia-Indonesia Institute grant offer: $3,500.00
- Total project value: $6,500
- Social media: www.breath-of-fresh-air.com.au, #Bofa2019, #nearest neighbour, www.facebook.com/BOFAFilmFest/