Southeast Asia is in the spotlight when by the end of 2015 the region officially enforces the ASEAN economic community which is one of the three pillars of the ASEAN Community. But for the international community, Southeast Asia is a region which its knowledge is rarely studied, so that a question arises about what is meant by Southeast Asia? Is Southeast Asia merely an area consisting of countries that are rich in culture, rice-eaters, electronic appliances lovers, and prioritizing family values?
SEA Movie in cooperation with Minikino held a screening with title “Indonesia Raja: Yogyakarta”. Indonesia Raja itself is a Minikono program in the form of interregional collaboration between regions / cities in Indonesia conducted periodically, 1 (one) time each year in the form of short film program exchange.This year there are several filmmakers from several cities participating in this activity and one of them is Yogyakarta.
The screening (16/08/2016) featured a compilation of four short films. Semalam Anak Kita Pulang (Adi Marsono / 2015), the film with duration of 12 minutes and 41 seconds became the first film of the Indonesian Raja movie series . Adi photographed the reality of life in the current sense that is no longer attractive to the younger generation of job seekers. Through the mother who missed her daughter, this film shows the anxiety of a mother who can not meet her child, even her only daughter went to another place (city) to try her fortune. Nilep (Wahyu Agung Prasetyo/ 2015), tried to play “good” and “bad” from the perspective of children, which leads to the notion that, presumably, these two perceptions are still childish in the context of Indonesian society. Sasi Takon (Wawan Sumarmo / 2015), a short film that tells the story of the impact of taboos that are violated and it causes unrest that arises from a child’s question to his mother. This film records the social conditions of society through different sides. The fourth film, Bawang Kembar (Gangsar / 2015) is an animation film with a duration of 18 minutes. The interesting thing about this film is its use of mythical figure of Javanese as well as moral values and goodness that comes from even a figure who is considered evil .