Please have a look at this photo. It’s an image of a young man who’s spent much of his life dreaming of being a rock star, and for the first time this week actually felt like one. JALANAN isn’t a movie about life and death. The stakes in it aren’t very high. It isn’t about saving babies or curing disease or eradicating dire poverty. What we’re doing through this film is giving marginalized people a voice, acknowledging their worth, sharing a hopeful story, increasing awareness, and showing Indonesia in a light that isn’t good or bad – but merely honest.
So it’s these little moments – street busker Ho on his first ever trip overseas, flirting with and being admired by three beautiful AirAsia cabin crew – that make us happy and excited, that make this film worth doing.Read More