Kartini (2017)

This is a story about the most famous Indonesian heroine, Kartini. In the early 1900s, Indonesia was still a colony of the Netherlands, Java is a land where noble families rule under Dutch supervision. Only noble and royal family were able to get education. Women weren’t allowed to get higher education, even for women of royal blood. Women in the Javanese culture only had one purpose – to be a bride for a man with royal blood. Kartini grew up to fight this caste system, fight for equality for women, and most importantly she fought for the right for everyone to get an education regardless of their social status or gender. Really well acted/directed movie, Highest Recommendation♥♥♥♥


This movie gives you a glimpse of what Jakarta is like from the viewpoint of the “Buskers” who are musicians performing on street corners and buses. This is one of those rare gems in film making that transport you into the lives of these people and leaves you with admiration for all of them and how they struggle to make a living, while finding meaning. Highest recommendation ♥♥♥♥

Boni, Ho & Titi are three gifted, charismatic street musicians in Jakarta. JALANAN follows these young marginalized musicians and their never before seen sub-culture, while also painting a striking, moody and intimate portrait of Indonesia’s frenzied capital city.