Musume - A Short Documentary Visualizing Dialogues Between Daughters from Japan and Indonesia
This project is a short documentary film production focusing on father-daughter relations in Japan and Indonesia. In Japan and Indonesia and other Asian countries, the strong paternalistic culture puts the father-daughter relation in a complex reality. However, the difference between a strong and weak father-daughter relation has a big impact in lives of women. An old legend from Japan, Hase Hime and Princess Kandita from Indonesia gives an example. The film titled Musume (Daughters) also involves the filmmaker as one of the subject. The production took place in Kyoto and Tokyo during the fellowship. During the production, the fellow was hosted by the Centre of Southeast-Asian Studies (CSEAS) at Kyoto University and supervised by Associate Professor Mario Ivan Lopez who was also an initiator of the annual Visual Documentary Project. The final cut of Musume (43 minutes) was screened for public at the Japan Foundation Jakarta, Indonesia on July 13th 2017. The fellow’s next plan regarding the film is to have it screened in communities and universities and Indonesia also local film festivals.