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Title Shape of the moon / producer, Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich ; director, Leonard Retel Helmrich ; co-produced with the Humanist Broadcasting Foundation
Published Netherlands : Scarabeefilms, 2005


Description 1 online resource (93 minutes)
Summary The 62-year-old widow Rumidja is, just like in The Position of the Sun, the central figure in the story. Her son Bakti is determined to become a Muslim because he has met a girl who demands it of him before she will marry him. Rumidja is initially not in favor of this proposed marriage but supports it, anyway, hoping that it will keep her son off the streets. In the working-class neighborhood in Jakarta, she notices that the mentality has changed a lot. Since the strong "Islamization" in response to an attack somewhere in faraway New York, she no longer feels at home there. She has decided to spend her old age in her native village where she still has a piece of land that she would have inherited. But in the village, there appear to be problems about this land. A certain Mrs. Sri, a relative by marriage, appears to have sold this land illegally to the bank 20 years ago. Rumidja's older sister Turini then bought the land back. Mrs. Sri now also appears to have the audacity to reclaim this land herself. Her brother-in-law Omo becomes seriously ill as a result of all these complications. Rumidja is committed to her sister Turini and is in favor of having Omo's wish for the son and daughter of both families to be married off to each other in order to settle the feud. Omo dies in peace and the marriage is consummated. However, there is still a small problem: Rumidja's house appears to be on the wrong plot according to the land registry. But don't worry. With the combined efforts of about a hundred young men from the village, the entire wooden house is lifted on long bamboo sticks and moved a few dozen meters to the adjacent plot
Notes In Indonesian, with subtitles in English
Title from title screen (viewed April 18, 2024)
Subject Christians -- Indonesia -- Jakarta
Families -- Indonesia -- Jakarta
Poor -- Indonesia -- Jakarta
Indonesia -- Economic conditions.
Indonesia -- Religion -- 21st century
Jakarta (Indonesia) -- Social conditions
Genre/Form documentary film.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Form Streaming video
Author Retel Helmrich, Leonard, director
Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich, Hetty, producer
Humanist Broadcasting Foundation, production company
Scarabée Films, publisher.
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