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Streetside


After weeks of anticipation, we finally get the official date of our music documentary film cinema release in Indonesia. Next month, we'll have the cinema premiere, and we couldn't be more excited. Hopefully we can make it through worldwide. Yes, it means lots of work to be done, but I really love every second of it. 

JALANAN (Streetside) is a story about Indonesia, street music, love, prison, politics, sex, corruption, rice fields, globalization and heartache through the eyes of 3 street buskers in Jakarta, Titi, Boni and Ho over a tumultuous 5 years of their own lives. We won Busan International Film Festival 2013 as Best Documentary Film, and have submitted to other international festivals as well!

What I love the most about this film project that I'm working on is that this is a journey. Not just for Titi, Boni and Ho, in their struggles for a better life, but also for us. We have so many exciting plans, that is not just about the film, but also our mission to create awareness of these marginalized group that Titi, Boni and Ho represent - they are not victims, but like other people, they're fighting their own battle that is life. Like Ho used to say,"Life needs to be fully lived".

I can't wait to see what and where and how this journey will take us. 

p.s : this trailer (and the whole movie) is with english subtitle - hopefully we can add more subtitle in the near future :)

27 comments:

  1. this is so amazing niken. thank you for sharing your work, it really is so inspiring!

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  2. just watched the trailer and it looks like an amazing documentary. i worked in non-profit and worked on issues that affected marginalized people in the US - mainly focusing on immigrants, women and seniors. i've stepped away from the whole thing when i left my job last july (for several reasons) but i always have interest and try to support these issues any way i can. and congratulations on winning at the busan film festival. that is kinda really amazing.

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  3. Wow, this documentary looks incredible! I bet you are so proud! I really loved the music incorporated into the trailer, both the music that was performed and playing in the background. It really brought everything to life and I hope I get to see the whole documentary someday! I hope it's an international success!

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  4. Oh wow, this is so fantastic! You must be so proud! Thanks for sharing, Niken! I hope it will be a huge success!

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  5. Congratulations! It looks to be beautiful and very real.

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  6. Congrats on the release of your documentary! ;) Speaking of Indonesian music, I've got to hang out with Arina, Mocca's singer, because I'm friends with her husband; she'd so down to Earth and adorable!

    Happy weekend, Niken! And thanks for having dropped by!

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  7. "Money? One can always find money. It's happiness that's hard to come by." Thank you so much for making and sharing this. And I really would love to see this film, though I find it hard to see all those people struggle. And of course the struggle is part of life. Oh man, I really want to see this.

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  8. Niken this looks amazing!!! Thank you for sharing what you've been working on with us, and good luck with the premiere!!!

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  9. Niken this is absolutely amazing! I love the trailer, and I love the idea for the story - especially the fact that it takes place over a five-year period. That gives it a more longitudinal feel. Congratulations!

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  10. I really enjoyed the trailer. Congrats Niken :D

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  11. wauw....
    i really enjoyed the trailer
    it's completely different from how and where i live
    i will show it to my two sons too
    so they learn a little about life on the other side
    thanks for sharing!
    x

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  12. i am speechless, this looks so incredibly amazing, heartbreaking, moving and important. i was so sad when the trailer ended. it's phenomenal and certainly made me wish i could watch the entire documentary (and i can't wait until i can). congrats!

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  13. Looks great and so exciting!!! I love documentary films, that covers themes like this

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  14. This is so cool! Congrats Niken. :)

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  15. This is fantastic. I always stop to listen to buskers whenever I can. In Boulder, CO. there are so many talented musicians playing on the streets, with their guitar or banjo or mandolin cases open--I always toss in cash for them, because they played songs for us. My father was a busker!
    This movie looks like it will tell a beautiful story. I cannot wait to see it, Niken!

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  16. This looks super interesting! Congratulations. This trailer is very touching and I can't wait to watch the documentary!

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  17. This is so incredible, Niken! I'm so impressed. You and your team should feel really proud.

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  18. Niken, I have only just now seen the trailer. It is incredible!!!! Congratulations! I am so impressed & wish the best for this film. I hope that your efforts to share it with the world will be realized. I do not have enough words to tell you how impressed I am. Congratulations & best of luck!!!

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  19. wow i loved the video! thanks for sharing :)
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  20. What an accomplishment! Well done Niken, well done! xo

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  21. Congrats Niken! Must be lots of fun to see the finish project. I enjoyed watching the trailer. I like that you and your crew took it to the streets and film real life. It's a bit of biography. I love seeing and learning about new places even if its threw film.

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  22. oh wow, that's so great! congratulations and good luck with everything :D

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