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Jalanan (“Streetside”) tells the captivating story of Boni, Ho. and Titi,three gifted, charismatic street musicians in Jakarta over a tumultuous five-year period in their own lives and that of Indonesia. The film follows the young marginalized musicians and their never-before-seen subculture, while also painting a striking, moody and intimate portrait of Indonesia’s frenzied capital city. Using the powerful soundtrack of the musicians’ original compositions to drive the film, the film traces their elusive quest for identity and love in the day-to-day of a city overrun by the effects of globalization and corruption.
Director Daniel Ziv states: “When I started out on this project, I thought I was going to shoot a short film about the busker community, their work, their world, their music. But over time it became clear to me that by witnessing their lives so intimately, I was also being exposed to a fascinating and quite important story about Indonesia, a sort of snapshot of the post-Reformasi era from the perspective of those caught in that very uncomfortable crack between two phenomena that we celebrate so often: democratization and globalization.”
Joshua Oppenheimer, director of The Act of Killing, says: “There is a rare magic in Daniel Ziv’s exquisite Jalanan, at once warm and strange… Each protagonist is funny, eccentric, and wonderfully open.”
Director: Daniel Ziv
Screenwriters: Ernest Hariyanto, Daniel Ziv
Cinematographer: Daniel Ziv
Editor: Ernest Hariyanto
Music: Dadang SH Pranoto
Cast: Titi Juwariyah, Bambang "Ho" Mulyono, Boni Putera
Running Time: 108 minutes