The Sako Tapes (Pays-Bas, Indonésie)

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The Sako Tapes

The Sako Tapes
Machiel Van Den Heuvel
2019, Pays-Bas, Indonésie, 74′
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A film about Sako, an eccentric Indonesian man with Chinese roots. Sako is struggling with his past. He is traumatized because of the murder of his innocent father, who was one of the approximately half to a million alleged communists that were killed in the transition period to the Suharto regime in Indonesia in 1965. Besides communists, a number of farmers, unionists and Chinese were also among the victims. Sadly, this brutal period is still taboo in Indonesia and what makes it more painful for Sako is that during this time, he supported the responsible regime. To deal with his trauma, Sako ventured out with his camcorder and filmed people close to him and talked with them about their traumatic experiences. More indirectly related to his trauma, he filmed the nuns and priests of an Indian religion called Jainism. This religion is well-known for their pacifistic nature. As an example, they forbid the killing of plants or any other living being on earth. Sako admired their way of life, and at a certain moment, he took part in their rituals in a bid to achieve liberation.
Langue(s):  Néerlandais, Indonésien, Anglais
Édition VdR:  2019

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Machiel Van Den Heuvel

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