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Batanghari Tak Pernah Ingkar Janji

37 minutes | 2020 | Indonesia | Narrative | 🔊 Malay Jambi | Sub. | All Ages


Toni, his best buddy who had to unexpectedly transfer his family out of town, was given a jerry can of water from the Batanghari River by SOLEH (9 years old, MALE, JAMBI MELAYU), as a token of farewell. He undertook this challenging and exhausting expedition because he held to the urban legend that “Whoever drinks the water of the Batanghari River will definitely return to Jambi.” But in the end, they both understood that Indonesia’s motherland was referred to as the “water” in the tale. In spite of their differences, they are united by the Motherland.


FRI, 1 DEC 2023 | XXI STUDIO 5 | 16:25

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Dimas Arisandi

Dimas Arisandi

On June 11, 1984, Dimas Raditya Arisandi was born in Jambi. Since 2013, this person of Malay descent has consistently been involved in the film industry. As of right now, Dimas is working to advance the industry in his native country by leading workshops and/or providing training for filmmakers, serving as a judge for provincial film competitions, and creating movies that reflect the culture of Jambi. This is consistent with Dimas' vision and aims to actively contribute to preserving the tenacity of Indonesian culture.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company Ruang Film Rakyat

Producer Muhammad Husni

Main Cast Rafi Akbar, Hari Gustiawan, Habib Shobir Al-Mukafi, Rido Aldiansyah

Screenplay Dimas Arisandi, Febrianiko Satria

Notable Achievement