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Ari Sihasale & Nia Zulkarnaen: for love of motherland

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, July 4 2010   /  01:01 pm

Everyone has their own way of expressing their sense of nationalism. For film producer Ari Sihasale and his wife Nia Zulkarnaen, it’s their commitment to always put Indonesia’s diversity in their movie productions.Sihasale or Ale, 36, and Nia, 40, gave their broadest smile as they greeted dozens of reporters, TV cameramen and photographers attending the press screening of their latest movie Tanah Air Beta (My Motherland) at  the Planet Hollywood cinema in South Jakarta.Some reporters tried to interview the couple, but Ale and Nia asked the journalists to have their lunch. “Sure, no problem. But first of all, you guys have to eat. Please, enjoy the meal,” Nia said, escorting the journalists to the dining area.Ale and Nia kept their promises. They welcomed the journalists who wanted to do one-on-one interviews with them. “Sorry, to keep you waiting, guys,” said Nia, smilin...