Arash T. Riahi
(Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservices GmbH)
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With the support of ORF, BMUKK
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Written and directed by Ascan Breuer 87 min., Austria 2013 Location: Jakarta Original language: Indonesian Subtitles: English, German Screening format: DCP Original format: HD Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround Cinematographer & Co-Director: Victor Jaschke Sound: Victor Jaschke, Ascan Breuer, Editor: Ascan Breuer Music: Roumen Dimitrov Sound-Mix: Roumen Dimitrov, Heinrich Mader Sound-Editing: Konrad Glas, Sergey Martynyuk Production: Golden Girls Filmproduktion Vienna Producer: Arash T. Riahi, Michael Seeber Distribution: sixpackfilm Vienna Synopsis It is only the second time that Indonesians can vote for their own president. Two charismatic women, however, are not satisfied with mere elections. Grandma Dela, who lives in a slum of the tropical megacity, and the intellectual Wardah Hafidz are setting out to collect 1.5 million signatures of the poorest, who are constantly threatened by the local arbitrary justice and the desires of the global capital. Can the power of a small elite really be overthrown by the power of many, or is "real democracy" just an ideal? With this political road-documentary the director portrays social changes and improvements in his mother's old homeland.