In the Press


"JALANAN is a poignant reminder of the glaring gap between rich and poor in South-East Asia’s largest economy."

- The Economist, May 2014


"JALANAN takes the audience on a journey through Jakarta’s underbelly — a realm flush with the endless stream of life’s wastewater, yet brimming with fleeting hope and optimism."

Andreas Arditya, The Jakarta Post, April 2014


“Ho, Titi and Boni expose Jakarta and refuse to be defeated by poverty and ignorance. Ziv spent years documenting the lives of these three Jakarta residents in the most touching form. Even though the film is critical, it refuses to give into the gloom of Jakarta. When the audience at Blanco Museum, Ubud, gave a standing applause in respect to Daniel Ziv and the three buskers, but it is not just because the film is good, but because the hopes expressed in the film are fresh.”

– Leila S.Chudori, Tempo Magazine, Nov 2013


“Stunningly vivid and full of energy... JALANAN is one of the finest portrayals of Indonesian life to emerge for outside audiences in years. Shorn of stereotypes and finely observed, it presents a gritty reality that even Indonesians find shocking.”

– Michael Vatikiotis, Tempo Magazine English Edition, Nov 2013


“Its portrayal of the lives of buskers transcends the sympathy evoked from issues of poverty, begging and homelessness, and portrays a depth to the engaging, philosophical and creative souls in a hidden city waiting to be discovered. Mostly, though, it is about the music, which reaches out for you in rawest form.”

– Nivell Rayda, The Jakarta Globe, Oct 2013

Liputan


"JALANAN menjadi pengingat yang pedih akan kesenjangan mencolok antara yang kaya dan yang miskin dalam negara dengan perekonomian terbesar di Asia Tenggara."

- Fiskal, Mei 2014


“Ho, Titi dan Boni menguak Jakarta dan sama sekali tak ingin dikalahkan oleh kemiskinan dan kebodohan. Ziv menunggu begitu lama, merekam akhir dari cerita ketiga warga Jakarta ini dengan mengharukan. Film ini, meski tetap kritis, tetapi menolak untuk meratap dalam kekelaman Jakarta. Jika para penonton di halaman Museum Blanco Ubud bertepuk tangan dan berdiri menghormati tim Daniel Ziv dan ketiga penyanyi, bukan hanya karena ini film yang bagus, tetapi juga karena harapan yang ditiupkan film ini adalah sesuatu yang segar.”

– Leila S.Chudori, Majalah Tempo, Nov 2013


"Film Jalanan ini bila diterjamahkan secara kasar menjadi kritikan kepada Pemprov DKI yang tidak becus mengenai kesejahteraan sosial. Namun film ini juga menjadi edukasi yang dapat membantu Pemprov DKI Jakarta dalam mewujudkan harapan dan impian semua warga kota DKI Jakarta lebih baik."

- Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaya Purnama, Wakil Gubernur DKI Jakarta, Jakarta.go.id, Juni 2014


“Gambaran film ini mengenai kehidupan pengamen melampaui simpati yang muncul dari isu kemiskinan, pengemis dan ketunawismaan, serta membidik kedalaman memikat pada jiwa-jiwa filosofis dan kreatif di sebuah kota tersembunyi yang menunggu untuk ditemukan. Bagaimanapun, sebagian besar, film ini mengenai musik yang menggapai kita secara alamiah.”

– Nivell Rayda, The Jakarta Globe, Oct 2013


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August 22, 2014

JALANAN Won People's Choice Award as Best Documentary at Melbourne International Film Festival 

 

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has just announced that JALANAN has picked up its top prize, the People’s Choice Award, for Best Documentary. The People’s Choice Awards are MIFF’s only contest, and are based on audience voting across its 341 films from 57 countries during the 18-day festival. The festival tabulates Top 10 rankings for feature films and documentaries. We are thrilled that JALANAN earned the #1 spot for Documentaries.

JALANAN is the first Indonesian film to win MIFF in the festival’s 63-year history. We're humbled that JALANAN joins the ranks of past MIFF Doc winners like 'Searching for Sugar Man', 'The Crash Reel' & 'Senna'. We’re also honored that alongside us winning the People’s Choice Award for best fiction film is ‘Boyhood’, Richard Linklater’s film starring Ethan Hawke.

JALANAN director and producer Daniel Ziv said in a statement: “We’re hugely grateful to the amazing Melbourne audiences who packed our screenings and responded so powerfully to the JALANAN story. We’re especially proud of Titi, our JALANAN street busker star. She joined us in Australia for the first overseas trip of her life, and her presence at our screenings undoubtedly made the experience particularly special for Melbourne viewers.“

“At a time when relations between the governments of Australia and Indonesia have been tense,” said Ziv, “it’s refreshing to be reminded that storytelling transcends politics and brings people together. We got to share with Australian viewers a very human side of Indonesia, with universal themes we all relate to: the search for love, identity and a better future.”

JALANAN will also screen next month at Freedom Film Fest in Malaysia, and at the Vancouver International Film Festival, one of the top film events in Canada.  JALANAN’s producer’s aiming to close a distribution deal for Australia in the coming weeks so that the film can reach wider audiences in cities across Australia.