The Mirror Never Lies, November 15, 2012 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
This gentle coming-of-age film is anchored with a timely message about marine biodiversity and its vital place in Indonesia's culture.
The beauty of Wakatobi sea and the Wakatobi tribe, Bajo recorded and visualized through a drama movie about a little girl who tried to find her father who were lost in the Wakatobi ocean.
It tells a story of Pakis, a twelve year old Bajo, an Indonesian ethnic group who live off the sea in wooden houses on stilts. Pakis's father is missing and presumed dead, but she believes he is still alive and will one day return to her and her mother. With the help of her ever-cheerful best friend Lumo, Pakis searches for answers in unknown waters, discovering the mysteries of the sea, and of life and death. When Tudo, a dolphin researcher and conservationist, comes into their lives, he helps Pakis and her mother find what they're looking for.
Director Kamila Andini (daughter of master Indonesian film maker Garin Nugroho) draws upon her personal history with the Bajo tribe, known as the "Sea Gypsies", and frames this exotic gem of a film in the lush Wakatobi archipelago.
Previously screened at Melbourne International Film Festival (2012), Edinburgh International Film Festival (2012), Seattle International Film Festival (2012), Vancouver International Film Festival (2012), Bandung International Film Festival (2012), Cinemanila International Film Festival (2011), Tokyo International Film Festival (2011),
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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