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 .
The movie screening was quite interesting with the audience who attended in Indonesian Room CESASS with a capacity of approximately 50 people. The discussion session, which at that time was attended by the four actors of the film, simply provided a dynamic tension. With interest in the film, the curatorial process of the four films was addressed to the programmer of Indonesian Raja: Yogyakarta, to several films related to the Dana Istimewa Yogyakarta. Furthermore, it can be seen that the presence of short films becomes important in viewing the development of an area and even the country, as well as the discourse to be expressed through the viewpoint of the film-making community. Issues raised in the four short films is opening up thinking spaces that can lead to the understanding of a society, especially the people of Yogyakarta.