Position Among the Stars


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For 12 years, filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich followed an Indonesian family from the slums of Jakarta, creating a trilogy of award-winning documentaries. In this third film, trials that the family endure are a microcosm of life in Indonesia, with issues of corruption, conflict between religions, gambling addiction, the generation gap and the growing difference between rich and poor.

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Position Among the Stars

Through the eyes of a grandmother named Rumidjah, we witness the changing society of Indonesia and the influence of globalization reflected in the life of her granddaughter Tari.

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