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Jakarta Post

Indonesian docs on the lookout for producers, compelling storytelling style

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak


Jakarta   /   Thu, August 6 2020   /  01:00 am
Time capsule: Filmmaker Geraldo Poluan creates a documentary on how Papuans reserve their traditions during the pandemic. The documentary was part of the Rekam Pandemi (Records of Pandemic) project held by the Education and Culture Minister and the Archipelago Documentary Filmmakers Association (ADN).(Kemendikbud-ADN/-)

There is a common misconception that nonfiction films, such as documentaries, are not as appealing as feature films and, therefore, do not sell well, but filmmakers and an exhibitor beg to differ. Alien’s film director, Sir Ridley Scott, had secured a spot at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival to screen a participatory documentary that would be based on footage sent by world citizens depicting their life events on July 25. Under the working title Life in a Day to be helmed by documentary director Kevin Macdonald, the project would serve as an archive of the historical 2020 when the world shared the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. Legends and legacy: Docuseries "The Last Dance" chronicles the rise of US basketball team Chicago's Bulls in the 1990s. Since the premiere in April, it averaged nearly 5.7 million viewers across all 10 episodes that made the series the most...