2020 | Indonesia | Documentary,Short

Tellurian Drama

  • Indonesian 26 mins
  • Director | Riar Rizaldi
  • Writer | Riar Rizaldi
  • Producer | Riar Rizaldi

Mount Malabar in West Java, Indonesia, shows us a spectrum of human-nature relationships: the Dutch colonial government saw the mountain as a suitable spot for an antenna for radio transmission; for indigenous communities, the mountain itself is a partner for spiritual communication. In Riar Rizaldi’s eclectic essay film, archival history collides with personal narratives on the history of technology, nature and colonization. A shaman’s breath-taking zither performance brings us a moment of clarity.

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