“Stunningly vivid and full of energy.” – Tempo Magazine
Get ready for a wild ride through the streets of Indonesia exploring music, love, prison, politics, sex, corruption, rice fields, globalisation and heartache!
Jalanan (aka 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 marginalised 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, it traces their elusive quest for identity and love in the day-to-day of a city overrun by the effects of globalisation and corruption.
This debut from Canadian-born filmmaker Daniel Ziv was a runaway success in Indonesia and wowed audiences further afield, having recently won the Best Documentary Award at the Busan and Shanghai Festivals.