Kantata Takwa

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Summary

Kantata Takwa was originally the name of a collaborative group of performers, which included musician Iwan Fals, his band, poet W.S. Rendra and his theatre group. In 1991, Kantata Takwa performed in a huge concert, singing songs about the oppressiveness of Soeharto’s new order regime. Live footage of this performance is intercut with artistes’ interviews, and a loose narrative of a people who are ultimately killed by their oppressors. Due to its political content, Kantata Takwa was 18 years in the making, and only released in 2008.
Awards/Festivals: Golden Hanoman Award, Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival; Singapore International Film Festival; Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival; Indonesian Film Festival, Melbourne; St. George Bank Brisbane International Film Festival; Osian Cinefan Film Festival.

 

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