Lihat. Dengar. Rasakan: Look. Listen. Feel.
Lisa and Sarah are the coolest 17-year-olds in Jakarta. They live on their phones, hang out at the mall, and have a sexy food channel on the internet. But things are about to get real—and not in a good way. Lisa’s addiction to internet porn threatens to spiral out of control, especially as her mother has adopted her new husband’s religious fundamentalism. Sarah starts a relationship with an older guy, which forces her to confront vital questions of rape and consent. The gulf between technology-driven modernity and social and religious tradition yawns especially wide in an Indonesian context. If you want to see a film about and the challenges girls face in the twenty-first century, this might be the most uncompromising thing going.
“… infinitely empathetic.” (Windows on Worlds)
“… an approach that seems quite brave considering the censorship laws of the country.” (Asian Movie Pulse)
This film is co-presented in partnership with the Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival