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USINDO-Rumah Indonesia Open Forum: "JALANAN" ("Streetside") – A Pre-Screening Conversation with Daniel Ziv


The United States-Indonesia Society in cooperation with Rumah Indonesia

Cordially invite you to an
Open Forum


“JALANAN” (“Streetside”)
A new documentary film about Indonesia, street music, love, prison, politics, sex, corruption, rice fields, globalization and heartache!
A Pre-Screening Conversation


Daniel Ziv

Documentary Filmmaker, Author and Political Commentator
Director/Producer of the Award-Winning Documentary “JALANAN”

Thursday, April 9

02:30 – 04:00 p.m.
USINDO Conference Room
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Suite 550
Washington, D.C. 20036

(Note: “JALANAN” will be screened on the same day at 7 p.m. at

Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema.

Ticket information is provided further below.)

USINDO, in cooperation with Rumah Indonesia, is delighted to host Jalanan’s Director, Daniel Ziv, to acquaint us with the idea and messages behind the documentary, the unique release it received in Indonesia, and its resonance in terms of life in today’s Jakarta.   His talk will be followed by Questions and Answers.

 JALANAN (“Streetside”) tells the captivating story of 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 marginalized musicians and their never before seen sub-culture, 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 globalization and corruption.

Since its release in late 2013, JALANAN has screened at 45 international film festivals in 28 countries and has won 10 awards, including Best Documentary at the Busan International Film Festival, and the People’s Choice award at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

To view the trailer and read more about “JALANAN”, please click here.

To register please kindly click HERE no later than noon, Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

“JALANAN” will also be screened on the same day, April 9 at 7 p.m. at Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema.  To purchase tickets, please click HERE.