Bagian Tengah Masih Terang

(Still-Bright Middle Part)

LAYAR KOMUNITAS


Director: Pawadi Jihad

Duration: 16 minutes

Production: 2018

Country: Indonesia

Category: Fiction

SCREENING


SAT, 1 DES 2018 / JNM / 13:00

FREE

SUN, 2 DES 2018 / CINEMAXX STUDIO B / 16:00

FREE*

 *) Free ticket available on the spot. Free tickets will be given out on a first comefirst served basis. 

SYNOPSIS


The ordinary looking warung belongs to a woman by the name of Ai, that’s how the customers address her. The 45-year-old woman struggles to survive exposures of the external world. The profits she receives by opening the warung are used to pay her only daughter’s tuition at a university. Since her husband has been dead for quite some time now, some people start urging her to transform her warung into a dimmed—almost dark—place (so that people barely notice the place) to buy beers since they think the profits will be bigger. Choosing whether to compete with the dimmed karaoke bars surrounding her warung or to keep her warung as the way it’s always been will decide her fate. 

Warung kopi itu biasa saja, milik seorang wanita tua yang biasa disapa Ai oleh para pengunjung. Dengan umur yang sudah 45 tahun. Ai harus bertahan dari pengaruh lingkungan. Sementara dari hasil warung kopi tersebut, Ai harus menafkahi anak gadis satu-satunya yang masih kuliah. Karena suaminya telah lama meninggal, terkadang Ai kerap disarankan agar warung kopinya digelapkan, saran lain, Ai bisa menjual bir karena keuntungannya lebih besar. Memilih bir atau kopi seperti menentukan takdir dan prinsip bagi Ai, karena warung kopi tua miliknya terhimpit di antara sejumlah karaoke remang-remang.

TRAILER


DIRECTOR


Pawadi Jihad

Pawadi Jihad was born on July 7th 1988 in Malikian, a little village in West Kalimantan. He thought himself all about films, he thinks films are the media for one to collect and recollect the memories from the past. Most of his films are inspired from real-life stories, whether the happy ones or those of the rebellions. Started his career by becoming a play actor, Paw, his nickname, finally decided not to stop in the performing stages, but instead to took the steps producing short films, such as Selow Jak Boy, Mira, Natuna and Bagian Tengah Masih Terang. For him, making films is not a mere hobby, but it is the only way for him to reconcile with the past.

Pawadi Jihad, lahir 7 Juli 1988 di Desa Malikian, sebuah desa kecil di Kalimantan Barat. Belajar film melalui jalur independen, ia menganggap film sebagai media untuk mengingat dan mencatat kenangan masa lalu. Sebagian besar film yang dibuatnya adalah sesuatu yang dekat, entah itu sesuatu yang ia senangi atau itu justru sebuah perlawanan. Mengawali karir menjadi seorang pemain teater, Paw, sapaan akrabnya, tak berhenti hanya di panggung pertunjukan. Membuat beberapa film pendek seperti Selow Jak Boy, Mira, Natuna dan Bagian Tengah Masih Terang, bukan hanya karena hobi Paw semata, melainkan karena seperti itulah salah satu caranya untuk berdamai dengan kenangan.

Contact:

Pawadi Jihad
Gertakindonesia@gmail.com