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Livi Zheng presents ‘Blitar’ in Los Angeles

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The Jakarta Post

-  /  Sat, May 5, 2018  /  05:05 pm
Livi Zheng presents ‘Blitar’ in Los Angeles

Livi Zheng's latest film highlights her hometown, Blitar, in East Java. (Livi Zheng/File)

Indonesian director Livi Zheng presented her latest film, Blitar, in Los Angeles, United Sates, on Wednesday.

Kompas.com reported that the screening was aimed to commemorate Indonesia National Education Day, which is celebrated every May 2.

The film showcases the ins and outs of Blitar in East Java, her hometown, including its history, scenery, arts and culture as well as its religious diversity.

Livi said the film highlighted three attractions, namely Serang Beach, Penataran temple and the Sirah Kencong tea plantation, dubbed the Triangle Diamond.

She added that the idea came from Blitar Regent Rijanto.

Read also: Livi Zheng produces film for Indonesia's UN Security Council campaign

Livi said the Triangle Diamond aimed to become a tourism hot spot because the locations were developed by the administration for tourism and cultural attractions.

At the screening, dancers take to the stage to perform Emprak, Remo and Jaranan dances.At the screening, dancers take to the stage to perform Emprak, Remo and Jaranan dances. (Livi Zheng via Kompas.com/File)

In addition to the film screening, the event also showcased a cultural performance, Amazing Blitar, which involved 17 dancers who performed Emprak, Remo and Jaranan dances.

The performance was to show the audience the culture and beauty of Blitar. (jes/mut)

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