October 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

Willard Straight Theatre, Cornell University 

Riots break out in Indonesia in July 1996, and Wiji is suspected of dissident activities. He flees Solo for Borneo, thousands of miles away, and has to decide between the fear of detection and the desire to return home to his wife and children. A sensitive portrait of living with dignity under tyranny, where the mundane poetry of everyday life coexists with the pain of emotional exile. Based on the life of major Indonesian dissident-poet Wiji Thukul. Nominated for the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival.

Hosted by: 

  • Society for the Humanities
  • Southeast Asia Program
  • Comparative Literature and Performing and Media Arts.