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Sosak – Land, Shade and Sulaiman’s Sleeping Sickness


20 minutes | 2018 | Indonesia | Narrative | 🔊Lahat Besemah | Indonesia & English Sub


Inside a house in an isolated area in thousands hectares of fertile land. Maryam (35) struggling to know how to cure her son’s sleeping sickness. It’s a disease as well as a power that has been passed on to the male generation in her household, namely burning the forest in their sleep. Forest fires occur together with the severe symptoms of sleeping sickness. Maryam never lost hope to cure his son, until finally she was invited by the village chairman to meet the landlord, the only person who knew the way to escape from her dilemma. In their meeting, the landlord said that his son’s sickness didn’t need to be cured but it is better inherited.


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

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Ahmad Syafiq

Ahmad Syafiq

Ahmad Syafiq graduated from Jakarta Institute of Art. Born in Riau in 1994, then realized the viscosity of Malay culture is so close to his daily life. That awareness then made him interested in further elaborating on malay tribes. His first step he took as a pioneer of a film community that focused on producing films with Malay themes.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company Sinema Melayu (Sinelayu)

Producer Muthi’ah Khairunnisa

Screenplay Muthi’ah Khairunnisa

Notable Achievement