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Trilogy: Leonard Retel Helmrich

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For more than 10 years, Dutch director Leonard Retel Helmrich has been returning to the homeland of his parents to observe and record the transformation of Indonesia in the turbulent years of economic and cultural globalization. In the week from May 21, you can watch the first two parts of the trilogy; Eye of the Day and Shape of the Moon; FOR FREE.


For more than 10 years, Dutch director Leonard Retel Helmrich has been returning to the homeland of his parents to observe and record the transformation of Indonesia in the turbulent years of economic and cultural globalization. The Dafilms portal presents all of the three parts of his famous documentary trilogy, including the latest film Position among the Stars. On the backdrop of the tension in Indonesian society, Helmrich’s camera follows the Sjamsuddin family living their daily lives of work and worries, mutual love and hatred. In the week from May 21, you can watch the first two parts of the trilogy; Eye of the Day and Shape of the Moon; for free.


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The Eye Of The Day

The Eye Of The Day (Orig.) / 2001 / Indonesia, Netherlands / 92 min

In 1998 a deep political and economic crisis forced President Suharto to resign after 32 years in power...

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Shape of the Moon

Shape of the Moon (Orig.) / 2004 / Netherlands / 92 min

Indonesia is the fourth biggest nation in the world, and the country with the largest Muslim community on the globe.

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Position among the stars

Position among the stars (Orig.) / 2010 / Netherlands / 100 min

For 12 years, filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich followed an Indonesian family from the slums of Jakarta...

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