Two Indonesian short films in Second Life – 18 March 2008


On March 18 the Swedish Institute is showing two Indonesian short films at the Second House of Sweden, in the virtual world of Second Life. The films, “My Pikko” and “Night Shift”, were made during the Swedish Digital Filmmaking Workshop held in Jakarta from October 28 to November 18, 2007.

Workshop participants will introduce the two films; afterwards, join a discussion of the films and the workshop. Anyone with a broadband Internet connection can take part. It’s free.

When:

Tuesday, 18 March, 4pm Stockholm time (7am Second Life time, 10pm Jakarta time)

About the films:

Night Shift (Colour, Drama, 18 minutes, 2007)

Story and direction: Elizabeth Pamela Andries

Cousins Aziz and Upik work at a 24-hour convenience store in Jakarta.

Aziz experiences Jakarta’s nightlife during the night shift, but gets

caught in the intrigue of a crime committed by his old friend Jamal, a

fellow employee.

My Pikko (Colour, Drama, 13 minutes, 2007)

Story and direction: Andi Arfan Sabran

A mother has to make a difficult decision regarding her daughter’s pet

bird during the avian flu epidemic in Indonesia.

More information:

The Swedish Digital Filmmaking Workshop was a project of the Swedish

Institute in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Jakarta, the

Faculty of Film and Television at the Jakarta Arts Institute, and the

Jakarta Arts Council. With the support of Alfatech Broadcast Solution,

Avid, JVC, HP, www.boleh.com, Majalah Film and Blitz Megaplex.

Swedish supervisors at the workshop were Dramatiska Institutet’s

Marianne Persson and Hanna Andersson. Project coordinator was Winda

Wastu Melati.

Both Hanna and Winda will be at Second House of Sweden to discuss the

films and the workshop.

Contact info:

International media:

Susanna Wallgren, susanna.wallgren@ si.se, +46 8 453 79 65

Swedish media:

Jenny Hagblom, jenny.hagblom@ si.se, +46 8 453 79 22

About the Swedish Institute:

The Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency that promotes interest

in Sweden abroad. SI seeks to establish cooperation and lasting

relations with other countries through active communication and

cultural, educational and scientific exchanges. The Swedish Digital

Filmmaking Workshop is one example of such work.

How to visit the Second House of Sweden:

First-time users of Second Life:

Get a free account at http://www.Sweden. se/secondlife

Download and install the viewer (Windows, Mac or Linux), log on and

you will be instantly transported to the Swedish Institute’s island.

There, a short orientation course teaches you the basics of navigating

Second Life. After about 15 minutes of training, you’ll be ready to

join the activities at the Second House of Sweden.

Seasoned users of Second Life: Using the map, search for “Swedish

Institute” and teleport there.

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