Fishing Platform (Jermal) Preceded by the short film Waiting to Arrive (Nunggu Teka)
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EUROPALIA, Vendôme, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia
Jermal | Indonesia | 2008 | 90' | SUBS. FR-EN
Directed by Ravi Bharwani
With Iqbal S. Manurung, Didi Petet, Yayu A.W. Unru
After his mother's death, 12-year-old Jaya is sent to his father, Johar, who works as a supervisor on a jermal (a fishing platform perched on log stilts in the middle of the sea). Johar is shocked, never knowing he has a son, and rejects the boy as his kin.
Fully aware he can't bring Jaya back to land due to a dark past, Johar is forced to accept the boy as a worker on the site. Faced with constant rejection from his father and relentless bullying by the other boys who work on the jermal, Jaya decides to take fate into his own hands. Eventually, both Johar and Jaya learn that they are bound by their past, united by the space in which they move, and connected by the inescapable truth.
Kerala International Film Festival Golden Crow Pheasant & NETPAC Award
Milan African Film Festival Best Film
Preceded by the short film
Waiting to Arrive
Nunggu Teka | Indonesia | 2017 | 16'
Directed by Mahesa Desaga