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Maramba (Burial of The King of Sumba)


22 minutes | 2022 | Indonesia | Documentary | ūüĒä No Dialogue | English Sub. |¬†Age Rating


Maramba tells about the burial of the King of Sumba in Indonesia. The Marapu ritual exists to be a reflection of how Sumbanese have a sacred bond with nature and their ancestral line, as if there is no line of life that is disconnected from them.

Umbu Mahani Pekulangu also known as Umbu Nai Tunga is the 16th descendant who occupies the island of East Sumba. He was the last remaining king of the Sumbanese people and buried based on their belief, namely the Marapu belief. After Umbu Nai Tunga died, all of his descendants agreed not to continue the royal system, and continue with the system implemented by the Republic of Indonesia.


SUN, 26 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 5 | 18.00

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Riandhani Yudha Pamungkas

Riandhani Yudha Pamungkas

Riandhani Yudha Pamungkas is a Masters graduate of Film Creation at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts Surakarta. He started his career as a documentary and commercial film director in 2015. His documentaries titled Etanan (2018) and Maramba (2022) were nominated for best documentary films at the 2019 and 2022 Indonesian Film Festival.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company Etanan Films

Producer Daris Dzulfikar

Screenplay Riandhani Yudha Pamungkas

Cinematographer  Riandhani Yudha Pamungkas

Editor Riandhani Yudha Pamungkas

Notable Achievement

Festival Film Indonesia 2022

Film Dokumenter Terbaik | Malang Film Festival 2022

Film Dokumenter Terbaik |  Festival Film Bulanan 2022



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