STAND VAN DE MAAN

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STAND VAN DE MAAN

SHAPE OF THE MOON

Leonard Retel Helmrich
NL/Indonesien, 2004
Documentaries, 92min, OmeU

STAND VAN DE MAAN

Leonard Retel Helmrich
NL/Indonesien, 2004
Documentaries, 92min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Leonard Retel Helmrich
Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich
Sound: 
Ranko Paukovic
Camera: 
Leonard Retel Helmrich
Editor: 
Andrez de Jong
Denise Janzée
Robert Broekhof
Composer: 
Ernst Jansz
Joep Lans
Dio Oberon

Production: 
Scarabee Films Lloydstraat 5 3024 EA Rotterdam, Niederlande T 10 477 19 48 info@scarabeefilms.com
World Sales: 
Films Transit Inc. 252 Gouin Boulevard East Montreal, Québec H3L 1A8, Kanada T 514 844 3358, office@filmstransit.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Stand van de Maan is the middle part of the cinéma vérité trilogy by Leonard Retel Helmrich about modern Indonesia. Rumidjah, a 62-year-old widow, lives in Jakarta, Indonesia, with her son Bakti and her granddaughter Tari. Since the fall of dictator Suharto seven years before, she has witnessed the country passing through a tumultuous period of socio-political chaos. Islam, the largest religion of Indonesia, is becoming increasingly fundamentalist in its tone, which has consequences for the everyday life of all Indonesians, no matter what religion they profess. Rumidjah seriously considers leaving the hectic city forever and moving to the safety of the countryside where she grew up. The one and only thing that still ties Rumidjah to the city is the responsibility she feels for Tari. She knows that theres no future for an eleven-year-old girl in the countryside.