Abdul & Jose

Luigi Acquisto, Ludres Pires/53 minutes/2017/Timor Leste/Documentary

SHOWTIMES:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 16:00 | SOCIETET TBY

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 10:00 | EMPIRE XXI

Synopsis

During Timor’s brutal occupation by Indonesia, thousands of children were kidnapped, as were many of the country’s resources. The film tracks the relationship between Jose and his Timorese family. Will the tensions of the war with Indonesia affect their relationship? Can Moslems and Catholics accept each other? Jose’s Timorese family believed that he had died and held an animist ceremony that released his spirit. Jose is returning to Timor to go through another ceremony to make him whole again, alive again. But will he be the same man who left Kalimantan? Will Jose and his family be forced to decide between a life in Indonesia and Timor Leste?

Di bawah pendudukan Indonesia yang brutal atas Timor, ribuan anak diculik, sumber daya diambil. Film ini melacak kembali hubungan antara Jose dan keluarga Timornya. Apakah ketegangan perang dengan Indonesia akan memengaruhi hubungan mereka? Dapatkah umat muslim dan Katolik saling menerima? Keluarga Timor Jose percaya bahwa ia sudah meninggal dan mengadakan upacara animisme untuk melepas arwahnya. Jose kembali lagi ke Timor untuk mengikuti sebuah upacara yang membuat dia kembali lagi ke dunia. Tapi apakah ia akan jadi orang yang sama dengan ketika ia meninggalkan Kalimantan? Apakah Jose dan keluarganya akan dipaksa untuk memilih antara hidup di Indonesia atau Timor Leste?

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Director

Luigi Acquisto

Luigi Acquisto

Director

Luigi Acquisto has worked as a filmmaker for over 25 years, producing groundbreaking
films which committed to exploring confronting social justice issues in an original and cinematic way. Acquisto’s first film, Spaventapasseri, was one of the first of a new wave of films made in the 1980’s that explored post war migration from Europe. He has lectured at the Swinburne Film & TV School, the VCA, Melbourne University, and AFTRS. He established FairTrade Films with producer Stella Zammataro in 2010.

 

Luigi Acquisto menjadi sineas selama lebih dari 25 tahun, memproduksi film-film terobosan yang berkomitmen untuk menjelajahi masalah keadilan sosial secara original dan sinematis. Film pertama Acquisto, Spaventapasseri, adalah salah satu film pertama gelombang baru tahun 1980-an yang mengeksplorasi migrasi pascaperang dari Eropa. Ia pernah mengajar di Swinburne Film & TV School, VCA, Melbourne University, dan AFTRS. Ia mendirikan FairTrade Films bersama produser Stella Zammataro tahun 2010.

Ludres Pires

Ludres Pires

Director

Lurdes Pires and her family fled East Timor in 1975 during the Indonesian invasion and settled in Darwin, Australia. Lurdes started working with filmmakers Luigi Acquisto and Stella Zammataro in 2001 on the landmark documentary series East Timor: Birth of a Nation. She was an associate producer on the series, and on the 2008 sequel, Rosa’s Journey. Lurdes is a producer of Beatriz’s War as well as the script advisor and language consultant.

 

Ludres Pires dan keluarganya meninggalkan Timor Timur pada tahun 1975 pada masa pendudukan Indonesia dan menetap di Darwin, Australia. Lurdes mulai bekerja dengan Luigi Acquisto dan Stella Zammataro pada tahun 2001 dalam seri dokumenter East Timor: Birth of a Nation. Ia menjadi asisten produser pada seri tersebut, dan sekuelnya, Rosa’s Journey, tahun 2008. Lurdes adalah produser, pengarah naskah, dan konsultan bahasa dalam Beatriz’s War.