Sailum: Song Of The Rustling Leaves

This intimate and personal documentary pays homage to an indigenous agrarian culture in Indonesia that centers on a traditional palm wine and blends with a centuries-long religious devotion in the only predominantly Catholic region within the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.


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29 minutes


Digital, Color

Previous Screenings

Saturday, October 7, 2023 / 10:00 2023 Schedule


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Felix K. Nesi

FELIX K. NESI is an author from the small town of Insana, West Timor, not far from the Indonesian border with Timor Leste. He has made critically-acclaimed work inspired by history and colonialism.
His novel “Orang-Orang Oetimu” was awarded the Best Manuscript prize from the Jakarta Arts Council in 2018. It then won the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture’s literary award in 2021.
In 2019, he attended a writer’s residency in the Netherlands organized by the Indonesian National Book Committee. And in 2022, he got the chance to join the International Writing Program (IWP) hosted by the University of Iowa, US.
He has also given talks about literature and conflict resolution at international literary events in his native country, such as Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Literature and Ideas Festival Salihara and Makassar International Writers Festival.

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Moses Parlindungan Ompusunggu

MOSES PARLINDUNGAN OMPUSUNGGU is an Indonesian documentarian and multimedia journalist who likes to explore experimental approaches in nonfiction filmmaking.
As a Chevening Scholar, he graduated with an MA in Ethnographic and Documentary Film from University College London in 2020.
His long documentary debut, “Tano Na Uli, Hagodanganki” (Motherland Memories), was awarded the Best Indonesian Feature-Length Documentary by Yogyakarta Documentary Film Festival (Festival Film Dokumenter) in 2022.
He founded Atmakanta Studio, a documentary production house, in early 2022. Since 2018, he has also been involved in digital investigation works, delving into the world of online propaganda in Indonesia.