Indonesia Raja is an annual national short film program exchange between cities and cultural spheres within Indonesia region. Over the past 7 years, Indonesia Raja movement refined by making yearly adjustments that were continuously made. This is because it is continually being researched and learned. We publish a public report annually to become research material to devise strategies the following year.
In the 7th edition, 2021, the Minikino coordinating team decided to turn its attention from the quantity of programmers, and shifted its focus to a smaller number yet tried to strengthen the quality of the programmer and their program.
Minikino thanks the programmers who have been involved in contributing their time, energy and thoughts to this national network.
Please enjoy the Indonesia Raja 2021 program.
INDONESIA RAJA 2021: ACEH
SENJA KUASA LELAKI (THE TWILIGHT OF MEN POWER) Duration: 55:52
Age rating: 13+
This series of short films shows how women’s core problem is their relationship with patriarchy, to the effort to be self-aware and reverse the power over this relationship.
MOMO // Qiu Mattane Lao / Bali / 2020 / Experimental / 03:36 // Momo, a dog who screams for freedom
POE RUMOH // Fadhilul Umami / Aceh / 2020 / Fiction / 07:33 // About Nur, a woman who was waiting for her husband to come home during the conflict in Aceh.
ELIN // Andri Saputra / Aceh / 2020 / Documentary / 14:56 // One day with Erlinda, Aceh disability, who leads the creative business of a diffable group in Banda Aceh.
HANA GATA (Without You) // Arief Rachman Missuari / Aceh / 2020 / Fiction / 09:47 // A widow with one child who works at home every day and always imagines her missing husband.
KLINIK NENEK // Sonya Anggi Yani & Oka Rahmadiyah / Aceh / 2019 / Documentary / 20:00 // A unique daily life of old women who make natural traditional medicines.
INDONESIA RAJA 2021: BALI
RUPA-RUPA KISAH (VARIOUS STORIES) Duration: 66:26
Age Rating: 13+
Many stories experienced by humans have their roots in the same thing. This world is just a place for us to live. Everything begins with birth and ends with death. They are presented through a selection of short films this year, each with a different way of speaking.
TAMBET // Gusti Made Sukaarsana / Singaraja / 2020 / Fiction / 08:33 // During pandemic, the puppeteers’ activity is next to none without gig, just empty heart.
SALAH TAMPI // I Made Suisen ‘ibonk’ / Buleleng / 2019 / Fiction / 04:12 // A group of angry village youths, because of a misunderstanding that had happened on the road.
SEMARA // Medy Mahasena / Denpasar / 2021 / Fiction / 20:37 // Sari meets Adi, a blind man from birth that just moved in the neighborhood.
HALU // Qiu Mattane Lao / Bali / 2021 / Fiction / 09:57 // Gina who goes on an adventure with her boyfriend, Jungkook
AKU INGIN MENCIUMMU UNTUK TERAKHIR KALINYA (I Wish Could Kiss You One Last Time) // Yusuf Jacka Ardana / Nusa Dua / 2020 / Fiction / 23:07 // A woman who wants to celebrate her wedding anniversary in 2020 without her husband.
INDONESIA RAJA 2021: D.I. YOGYAKARTA & JAWA TENGAH
SEPUTARAN PINGGIRAN (ON THE FRINGES) Duration: 67:28
Age Rating: 13+
This is a diverse record about marginalized people. This program is here to photograph how personality and identity links exist on the spectrum of Javanese culture.
MOKSA (Remarkable Journey To The End) // Andrew Bachtiar / Magelang / 2020 / Fiction / 12:50 // Mbah Sapto’s journey to meet the end of his life.
MARIA ADO’E (Poor Maria) // Gleinda Stefany / Semarang / 2020 / Fiction / 12:31 // Maria migrated to Java from eastern Indonesia to continue her study. She often changes boarding house because of racism in her environment.
ANGPAO // Stefanus Cancan / Yogyakarta / 2020 / Fiction / 16:16 // Michael has to memorize everyone’s name in the family to get the red envelopes on Chinese New Year.
TRESNO WARANGGONO // Fitri Mursidah / Sragen, Jawa Tengah / 2019 / Documentary / 13:12 // About Eko Sutomo or Ambar, transgender women who do household chores like other housewives.
ABRI MASUK DESA // Bowo Leksono / Purbalingga / 2019 / Fiction / 12:39 // Fajar is an activist. The ABRI group tracked Fajar’s return from the city where he was studying, ahead of the 1997 General Election.
INDONESIA RAJA 2021: JAKARTA METROPOLITAN
INDONESIA RAJA 2021: JAKARTA METROPOLITAN Duration: 73:07
Age Rating: 17+
In Jakarta, poverty can be a lifestyle, strategy, choice, show, and pop culture. This selection aims to demonstrate that.
LIBURAN DIAM-DIAM (Secret Holiday) // Erlangga Radhikza / Jakarta / 2020 / Fiction / 13:34 // Lower middle families want to go to the zoo as cheaply as possible, here’s the trick.
ANJELO (Pick Up & Delivery Woman) // Abi R Muhamad / Jakarta / 2020 / Fiction / 15:00 // A prostitute and pimp struggled to be worthy in an unworthy job.
PROYEK AL-AMIN (The Al-Amin Project) // Rayhan Dharmawan / Tangerang / 2019 / Fiction / 16:18 // Amin, a construction worker, works to send money to his wife in the village. But the secrets of the village reached his ears.
PENDEKAR CYBORG (Cyborg Warrior) // Sigit Pradityo & Adit Bujbunen Al Buse / Jakarta / 2019 / Fiction / 12:15 // Prime Rage, an army of future cyborgs, is sent to 1989 to stop the cyborg invasion. He has indigestion issue.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDONESIA // Kenny Gulardi / Jakarta / 2020 / Fiction / 16:00 // A Youtuber wants to interview a boy from a poor family who is a victim of sodomy.
INDONESIA RAJA 2021: JAWA BARAT
MENYEDIHKAN TAPI NYATA (SAD, YET REAL) Duration: 71:35
Age Rating: 13+
Every day, there are events around us that often make us stroke our chests. The following series of films present the face of reality and their interpretations in the frame of media bias, the spread of terror, lies, and alienation.
JOURNALISM FOR DUMMIES // Hadafi Raihan Karim / Bogor / 2020 / Documentary / 16:55 // The three journalists who were interns invite us to see the reality of Indonesian local journalism.
FORGET THE BOMB IN THE BACKYARD, WE’RE FINE! // Lerryant Krisdy Gunanto Basuki / Depok / 2020 / Fiction / 15:21 // A mysterious large black bag was found in the parking lot of the boarding house. Flo and Bimbim were forced to flee.
RONDA (The Patrol) // Abdalah Gifar Abisena / Bandung / 2020 / Fiction / 06:50 // A rugged interrogation of a police and a patrol officer.
LONELY TOGETHER // Rizaldy Bagas / Bandung / 2020 / Fiction / 16:00 // Henri decides to end his life in a quiet forest. A mysterious woman appears suddenly.
CENAYANG (Clairvoyance) // Kawakibi Muttaqien / Sukabumi / 2019 / Fiction / 05:37 // A pregnant wife wants to know the truth of her husband’s infidelity, through a shaman.
ALTARABA (The Soil) // Luthfi Muhammad / Bandung / 2020 / Documentary / 10:52 // A story about Dasep, a cleric that manages graves removal caused by seasonal flooding and land conversion.
INDONESIA RAJA 2021: PADANGPANJANG
KEBERAGAMAN (DIVERSITY) Duration: 64:23
Age Rating: 13+
In the first year of selection, this series of short films are designed to introduce the diversity in the Minangkabau region by focusing on a small town called Padangpanjang, where these films were born.