Puisi Tak Terkuburkan

(A Poet: Unconcealed Poetry)

FOCUS ON GARIN NUGROHO


Director: Garin Nugroho

Duration: 86 minutes

Production: 1999

Country: Indonesia

Category: Fiction

SCREENING


THU, 29 NOV 2018 / EMPIRE XXI STUDIO B / 13.00

SYNOPSIS


Among the pogrom of 1965, Ibrahim Kadir is a poet, falsely arrested with others accused as communist partisans. Inside the detention, they voiced their sorrow through Acehnese poetry-song compositions called didong. It might be a voice of protest, but it could also be a mere act to retain sanity. As the days went by, their population dwindled when one after another was brought elsewhere to be executed under the darkness. This film is Ibrahim Kadir’s own account through his own experience surviving the genocide.

Setelah huru-hara 1965, penyair Ibrahim Kadir ditahan bersama orang-orang lain yang dituduh simpatisan komunis. Bersama-sama, mereka menyuarakan penderitaan lewat syair didong khas Aceh, mungkin sebagai suara protes, tetapi mungkin juga sekadar mempertahankan kewarasan. Namun dari hari ke hari, jumlah mereka kian berkurang seiring dieksekusinya para tahanan satu demi satu. Puisi Tak Terkuburkan adalah kesaksian Ibrahim Kadir, yang dalam film ini memerankan dirinya sendiri, atas tragedi kemanusiaan itu.

TRAILER


DIRECTOR


Garin Nugroho

After finishing high school in Semarang, Garin Nugroho went to Jakarta to learn about movie in the Faculty of Cinematography in Jakarta Arts Institute (graduated in 1985). Eager to learn more, Garin, who was born in Yogyakarta, studied in the Faculty of Law in the University of Indonesia (graduated in 1991). Garin started his directing career through documentary productions. People began to know his name after his first feature, Cinta Dalam Sepotong Roti (1990). The film instantly earned the title of Film Terbaik (Best Movie) in Festival Film Indonesia 1991. His second film, Surat untuk Bidadari (1992), brought him to the international stage. Starting from that moment, he gained an incredible fame paving his way to various international film festivals. In the sestercentennial celebration of Mozart (2006), he earned a place among the world’s six ‘innovative directors’ to make movies, an opportunity that gave birth to Opera Jawa. In the end of 2006, Garin co-founded Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival. 

Setelah selesai menempuh pendidikan sekolah menengah di Semarang, Garin Nugroho merantau ke Jakarta untuk belajar film di Fakultas Sinematografi, Institut Kesenian Jakarta (selesai pada tahun 1985). Pria kelahiran Yogyakarta ini merasa tidak cukup hanya belajar film. Garin juga mengikuti pendidikan di Fakultas Hukum Universitas Indonesia (selesai tahun 1991). Garin memulai karier sebagai sutradara lewat produksi film dokumenter. Namanya mulai dikenal setelah produksi film panjang pertamanya, Cinta dalam Sepotong Roti (1990). Film tersebut langsung mendapat penghargaan Film Terbaik di Festival Film Indonesia 1991. Film keduanya, Surat untuk Bidadari (1992), membawa Garin ke dunia panggung film internasional. Sejak itu, namanya melejit dan merambah ke berbagai festival film internasional. Pada Perayaan 250 tahun Mozart (2006), Garin terpilih menjadi salah satu dari enam ‘innovative directors’ dunia untuk membuat film, yang kemudian melahirkan Opera Jawa. Di akhir tahun 2006,  Garin ikut mendirikan Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival.

Contact: 

Garin Nugroho

namakugareng@yahoo.com