Monday, November 29, 2010

"Prison and Paradise" On Press/Media

"Prison and Paradise" has been covered by media such as:

1. The National, a leading UAE newspaper highlighting "Prison and Paradise" in Dubai international Film Festival

2. The Jakarta Post has written about the film and the story behind Bali bombings.

3. The Jakarta Globe released a feature about filmmaker, Daniel Rudi Haryanto and his new film. 

"Prison and Paradise" is confirmed for Dubai international Film Festival 2010

"Prison and Paradise" is confirmed to have its international premiere at Dubai international film festival, to be held in Dubai, UAE, 12-20 December 2010. "Prison and Paradise" is selected for Muhr AsiaAfrica programme and is eligible for competition. "Prison and Paradise" is the first Indonesian documentary participating in the growing Dubai international film festival.

"Prison and Paradise" will be screened with following schedule:
Tuesday, 14 December 2010, 6pm
Thursday, 16 December 2010, 3.30pm

More info is here. 

The film will also participate in Dubai FilmMarket. Director, Daniel Rudi Haryanto will attend all the screenings. Sales agent/distributor will be available for meeting and appointment from 15 December 2010 onward in Dubai Film Market's lounge.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

"Prison and Paradise" in Documentary Film Festival, Yogyakarta

" Prison and Paradise" will have world premiere in Documentary Film Festival, to be held in Yogyakarta,Indonesia, 7-11 December 2010. The film will compete in feature documentary section with another six documentaries from across Indonesia. More information about the competition section, please log on here. The director, Daniel Rudi Haryanto, will attend the screening. Schedule will be updated soon. 

Official Trailer "Prison and Paradise"

Still Photos "Prison and Paradise"

Director's Statement

On 12 October 2002 Bali island was bombed by a group of Indonesian suicide bombers. The incident took 202 lives, mostly foreigners and of course, Indonesians too. Since that, Indonesia experienced a number of religiously motivated bombings targeting international and national asset and embassies. In 2003, I had the opportunity to interview first Bali bombers. They are: Imam Samudra, Ali Gufron a.k.a Muklas, Amrozy and Ali Imron. I also met Mubarok a.k.a Fadlullah Hasan a.k.a Utomo Pamungkas in Kerobokan prison, Bali. In 2004, I was introduced to Noor Huda Ismail, a journalist at the Washington Post and an alumni of Al Mukmin Ngruki Islamic Boarding School (pesantren) on his duty covering the Bali bombing incident.

Some perpetrators of the bombing were graduated from Ngruki Islamic boarding school, such as Ali Gufron, Ali Imron and Mubarok. In fact, Nur Hooda Ismail shared a room with Mubarok in their early years in pesantren since Mubarok was the chairperson of their room in the pesantren. However, Noor Huda Ismail and Mubarok chose different path of life and different practice of jihad.

In 2007, Noor Huda Ismail introduced me to Ali Imron and Mubarok’s families. He also invited me to meet Bali bombing victims, among other, the family of Haji Maksum, a Muslim activist in Denpasar, Bali. His son in law, Imawan Sarjono was killed during the bombing and left the wife, Eka Laskmi with their two sons, Alif and Aldi. During this meeting, I found many interesting stories, both from perpetrators’ families as well as victims’ families. They believe in the same religion, that’s Islam, they believe in the same Holy Quran, they pray with same manner and ways, but in Jihad, they do have different opinion. 

Indonesia has been an important site for terrorism and terrorism debate. The film “Prison and Paradise” would like to portray this issue closely. I would like to show the problem arising from Jihadis and their families. I would like also to address the discourse on terrorism, jihad, Islam political movement, war on terror agenda, and how this discourse shapes the future of the children, both of perpetrators’ as well as victims. 

Director: Daniel Rudi Haryanto

Daniel Rudi Haryanto
Born in Semarang, Central Java, 17 April 1978. He is a gradute from Film and Television Faculty, Jakarta Arts Institute, majoring in documentary. He has been active in student movement during reform in 1998 and affiliated with Front Jakarta. In 1999, he and some friends established Cinema Society, an organization focused on Indonesian cinema studies and research. The organization has held many film seminars and workshop and published two editions of film magazine ‘Cinema Society’. He worked for some film festivals, such as Jakarta international film festival, Konfiden short film festival, Reform film festival, and numerous short film festivals in Jakarta and some other cities. With Gotot Prakosa, he initiated Art Cinema Taman Ismail Marzuki in Jakarta in 2005.

During his study, he made several short films, among other: Asap Sigaret (Cigarette smoke, 15 min, fiction, video), Molotov (10 min, instructional video,video), Di Balik Layar Bayangan Cantik (Behind the Beautiful Shadow, 20 min, documentary, video), Uro Raya di Jakarta (24 min, documentary, video), Film as terror (10 min, fiction, video), and Private Room (30 min, documentary, video). He works as behind-the-scene maker for Indonesian film industry with more than 10 projects while keep making documentary.

He can be contacted through: Gang Mesjid Baru, RT 006 RW 01,NO 12 Pasar Minggu Pejaten Timur.Jakarta Selatan 12510
Cellphone:+62 818 740 953