Jalanan (Indonesia) – 108 min
Directed by Daniel Ziv
JALANAN (‘Streetside’) tells the captivating story of Boni, Ho & Titi, three gifted, charismatic street musicians in Jakarta over a tumultuous 5-year period in their own lives and that of Indonesia. The film follows the young marginalized musicians and their never before seen sub-culture, while also painting a striking, moody and intimate portrait of Indonesia’s frenzied capital city. Using the powerful soundtrack of the musicians’ original compositions to drive the film, it traces their elusive quest for identity and love in the day-to-day of a city overrun by the effects of globalization and corruption.
Daniel Ziv is a documentary filmmaker, author and political commentator based in Bali, Indonesia.
A native of Canada, Daniel moved to Jakarta in 1999 and spent a decade documenting urban life in Indonesia’s bustling capital city as a writer, magazine editor and filmmaker.
Daniel founded and edited the popular, irreverent monthly Djakarta! – The City Life Magazine, and is author of the urban pop culture book Jakarta Inside Out, an Asian bestseller, and its follow-up volume, Bangkok Inside Out.
He also spent a number of years working for international humanitarian aid and development agencies, including UNICEF, USAID and UN-OCHA. Daniel holds an MA in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of London, and is fluent in Indonesian.
In 2012, he was named by leading global PR firm Burson-Marsteller as one of Indonesia’s 10 most influential voices on Twitter, the only non-Indonesian to make the list. Daniel is currently working on a book about Indonesian identity, to be published in Bahasa Indonesia by Bentang Pustaka. He is a regular speaker at the annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival and a founding member of Hubud – Bali’s first co-working space. Daniel serves as co-curator and host of TEDxUbud, and as a creative consultant to Bali-based entertainment company Akarumput.