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"Garuda di Dadaku", an inspiration for children

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    THE JAKARTA POST

Jakarta   /   Sun, June 28 2009   /  11:35 am

The music that came out of the cinema had faded away, the screen had darkened, but the theme song from the movie Garuda di Dadaku was still being hummed by the audience. The song goes: Garuda di Dadaku, garuda kebanggaanku, ku yakin hari ini pasti menang. The lyrics mean: Garuda (a large mythical bird that is the national emblem of Indonesia) is on my chest, Garuda my pride, I'm sure today (it) will certainly win. The humming came from many children after they had watched the screening of the latest Indonesian movie at Pondok Indah Mall in South Jakarta. "I like the song. The movie is good, too. This is my first time watching a movie at the cinema. The screen is really, really big," said Hapsiah "Hani" Ramadani Putri. The 6-year-old girl came to the cinema with more than 30 children from the Cipete orphanage, also in South Jakarta....