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Nurman Hakim and Nan Achnas: Fighting against censorship

  • Cynthia Webb

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 5 2009   /  01:24 pm

JP/Cynthia Webb"I am working on a movie about a road trip," Nurman Hakim said, while drinking coffee at a leafy courtyard caf* in Point Danger, a steep headland on the border between the Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales. "It's about a 750-kilometer road trip from Jakarta to Sidoarjo, the home of one of the protagonists, and involves the Lapindo mudflow catastrophe." This film about travel in a way reflects their current life as leading filmmakers in Indonesia's burgeoning movie industry. "We travel a lot - usually to film festivals," said Nan. "In December we will go to the Dubai Film Festival. Hakim's new short film *entitled Silent Wait* has been entered into the competition." "It's inspired by Waiting For Godot," explained Hakim, adding that the movie is about a man and a woman who are both waiting for their spouses to return. Hakim and Nan ...