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'Lima' has message for sports enthusiasts, minister says

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Jakarta  /  Fri, June 8, 2018  /  07:15 pm
'Lima' has message for sports enthusiasts, minister says

Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi (third from right) along with producer Lola Amaria (third from left) during the screening of 'Lima' in Jakarta on June 6. (Antara News/-)

Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi watched the film Lima (Five) in Jakarta on Wednesday.

“This is a film that could be meaningful for the public nearing the Asian Games. It can also be applied in the national training camp [Pelatnas],” he told tempo.co. 

The film deals with diversity in Indonesia, including inter-religious harmony. Certain scenes resonate in Indonesian sport, such as when a coach has to select athletes he deems suitable for the training camp and faces a club owner who demands that only “native” Indonesian athletes be picked.

“The film shows that the coach is able to pick based on skills. Sports enthusiasts need to see this,” he added.

During the film, the minister was accompanied by director/producer Lola Amaria, as well as athletes who acted in the film.

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Lola said that Lima was designed to show diversity in Indonesia, as well as being a medium to introduce the 2018 Asian Games.

Five directors were involved in the making, each interpreting one of the five moral principles in the state ideology Pancasila. Along with Lola, the directors are Shalahuddin Siregar, Tika Pramesti, Harvan Agustriansyah and Adriyanto Dewo

“We would like to encourage Indonesians to inculcate Pancasila in our daily lives, not just recite it,” said Lola as reported by kompas.com.

The film stars Prisia Nasution and Yoga Pratama, along with several newcomers. (wng)

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