Perempuan Sasak Terakhir - The Last Sasak Women

Struggling to understand his roots, Ryan sets out on a two-week road trip through Lombok

The local film industry is Jakarta-centric, according to I Made Rethuyana, the director of Lombok’s local television channel TV9. But he’s trying to change that.

Made, who was born in Bali but now does business in Java, recently produced “Perempuan Sasak Terakhir” (“The Last Sasak Women”). The film, which is Sandi Amaq Rinjani’s directorial debut, is 110 minutes long and opens in local movie theaters next week.

The story begins with Ryan (Edwin Sukmono), who grew up in Jakarta but whose family is part of Lombok’s Sasak tribe. In Jakarta, he was supported by his uncle, but due to financial troubles he returns to Lombok, were he meets two neighbors with very different values: Wati, who wears modern clothes and values global pop culture, and Anjani, who wears traditional Lombok outfits and values her own culture.

Struggling to understand his roots, Ryan sets out on a two-week road trip through Lombok with his dad, learning more about loving his homeland along the way

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http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/lifeandtimes/through-film-a-light-on-lomboks-sasak-culture/527634

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