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Docu-drama of Seventeen's tsunami tragedy set for release

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, October 30, 2019  /  06:05 pm
Docu-drama of Seventeen's tsunami tragedy set for release

Seventeen's musical instruments are scattered on the grounds of Tanjung Lesung Resort in Pandeglang regency, Banten, following a tsunami that struck on Dec. 22, 2018. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Indonesian pop band Seventeen, which lost almost all of its band members and crew in the Sunda Strait tsunami that hit Tanjung Lesung Beach in Banten in December last year, is having its story depicted by a docu-drama film entitled Kemarin (Yesterday).

Mahakarya Pictures and Mahaka Radio Integra officially released the teaser and poster of the film on Tuesday.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bismillah... . . . TEASER POSTER. Segera tayang! “KEMARIN” @mahakaryapictures_ bekerjasama dengan @mahakamedia mempersembahkan Film 'KEMARIN'. . . Film ini bercerita tentang perjalanan @seventeenbandid dari awal berkarir di industri musik sampai setelah terjadinya bencana tsunami (22 Desember 2018) yg merenggut nyawa 3 personel Seventeen dan istri @ifanseventeen (Dylan Sahara). film ini bersumber dari video dokumentasi yg dimiliki manajemen seventeen dengan total durasi kurang lebih 55 jam. ~~ @dreynando @adriansyarkawie @upieguava @wisnukucing @julianamoechtar @dewi_windu @cindriwhy #film #filmdokumenter #kemarinthemovie #tsunamitanjunglesung

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The film features the documentation of the band’s trip prior to the fatal disaster.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bismillah . . . TEASER TRAILER. Segera tayang! “KEMARIN” @mahakaryapictures_ bekerjasama dengan @mahakamedia mempersembahkan Film 'KEMARIN'. . . Film ini bercerita tentang perjalanan @seventeenbandid dari awal berkarir di industri musik sampai setelah terjadinya bencana tsunami (22 Desember 2018) yg merenggut nyawa 3 personel, 1 roadman(Oki Wijaya), 1 technician(Rukmana Rustam) Seventeen dan istri @ifanseventeen (Dylan Sahara). film ini bersumber dari video dokumentasi yg dimiliki manajemen seventeen dengan total durasi kurang lebih 55 jam. ~~ @dreynando @adriansyarkawie @upieguava @wisnukucing @julianamoechtar @dewi_windu @cindriwhy @noviy_wijaya @bundarafa89 . #kemarin #filmkemarin #seventeenband #documentaryfilm

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Mahakarya Pictures CEO Dendi Reynando said the idea for making the film came after they found footage of Seventeen’s last trip on the camera owned by its drummer, Andi, who died during the tsunami.

Andi liked to record the band's trips and make vlogs.

“There were three hours [of footage captured] prior to the incident,” Dendi said as quoted by tempo.co.

Dendi said the camera recorded what happened before the incident up to the first song Seventeen played on stage.

“The tsunami happened during the second song,” Dendi said.

The camera was later found broken. However, the memory card that stored the photos and videos survived. The total footage is 55 hours long.

“The footage will be compiled into a 90-minute film. For the tsunami, we will recreate some of the scenes,” he said.

The film is tentatively scheduled to be launched on Dec. 22, the first anniversary of the tragedy.

“If the targeted date is not feasible, perhaps we will launch it on Jan. 17, 2020, which is the band's anniversary,” Dendi said.

Seventeen was performing at an event held by state electricity company PLN when the tsunami hit the stage, which was located on the shore of Tanjung Lesung Beach, at 9:30 p.m.

The band lost six people: Andi, the drummer, Herman, the guitar player, Bani, the bass player, Oki, the road manager, technician Rustam and Dylan, the wife of frontman Riefian "Ifan" Fajarsyah. Ifan is the only surviving member of the band. (gis/kes)

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