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Jakarta Post

Sammaria Simanjuntak: For the love of film

  • Ika Krismantari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 26 2012   /  08:00 am

Love or fear?

Young aspiring director Sammaria Simanjuntak courageously chooses the first because she knows that it is the right thing to do.

The director of Cin(T)a, one of the first Indonesian movies to take on the sensitive issue of pluralism from a romantic perspective, shared her profound philosophy of life in a recent interview with The Jakarta Post.

According to the 28-year-old, there are two reasons for people to live — either for love or for fear.

“If you choose fear, you definitely take the wrong direction. You have to pick love,” remarked the cheerful lady.

Sammaria doesn’t only preach. The good advice is a result of her own life experience. The short-haired woman has been applying the principle when it comes to making life decisions. Every time she chooses love she feels she is making the right decision.

Sammaria knew it was ...