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Admiring snapshots of life in rural Germany

  • Dylan Amirio

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 26 2017   /  12:12 am

The 5 Islands/5 Villages documentary film project lets the audience observe ways of life and depths of tradition in some of the more rural areas of Germany and Indonesia, through the eyes of 10 amateur filmmakers.

The project is part of an exchange program organized by the Goethe-Institut and the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (HFBK), in which the institute sent five Indonesian filmmakers to Germany for a few months to capture life in the country’s smaller towns, and five German students were sent to various Indonesian villages to do the same. Both groups were mentored by two German filmmakers, Pepe Danquart and Bernd Schoch.

“What the project aims to do is something cultural and reflective of Germany and Indonesia beyond the larger, more notable cities; basically, experiencing what they are experiencing in a raw manner,” Goethe-Institut Jakarta’s Southeast Asia...