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At Bumi Manusia Museum, Pramoedya Ananta Toer's legacy lives on

Bambang Muryanto

The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta  /  Fri, October 11, 2019  /  05:27 pm
  • The house where director Hanung Bramantyo filmed 'Bumi Manusia' at Gamplong Nature Studio.

    The house where director Hanung Bramantyo filmed 'Bumi Manusia' at Gamplong Nature Studio.
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    The house where director Hanung Bramantyo filmed 'Bumi Manusia' at Gamplong Nature Studio.

  • Visitors explore the house's dining room.

    Visitors explore the house's dining room.
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    Visitors explore the house's dining room.

  • Tourists take selfies at the location where scenes of Nyai Ontosoroh's farm were filmed.

    Tourists take selfies at the location where scenes of Nyai Ontosoroh's farm were filmed. 
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    Tourists take selfies at the location where scenes of Nyai Ontosoroh's farm were filmed.

  • A woman takes a selfie in the living room.

    A woman takes a selfie in the living room.
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    A woman takes a selfie in the living room.

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Every weekend, the big two-story wooden house at Gamplong Nature Studio in Sleman regency, Yogyakarta, is crowded with local tourists.  Visitors can be seen taking selfies in the dining room, the living room and on the terrace, which are all filled with vintage-style furniture and accessories. The house, which was built especially by director Hanung Bramantyo to film Bumi Manusia (This Earth of Mankind), features a mix of tropical and Dutch East Indies styles. Following the screening of the film, which achieved more than 1 million ticket sales, the building now serves as a new tourist destination in Yogyakarta.  In the film, the house was the residence of Nyai Ontosoroh, the mentor and mother-in-law of Minke, the personification of RM Tirto Adhi Soerjo, one of the nation’s heroes who began the country's Awakening Movement in 1908. After the film’s pr...