The Land Beneath the Fog

  • Indonesia
  • Germany
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In the rhythm of a slow visual journey The Land Beneath the Fog takes an intimate look at family relations in Genikan - a remote mountain village on the Merbabu slope (Central Java). A quiet community is facing change without understanding why it happens. As a community of farmers who relies on the traditional Javanese calendar system to read the seasons, they become puzzled by the dramatic change of seasons.

Describing a life on the brink of vanishing, this documentary offers deep insights into ’a invisible and disenfranchised society’ which is struggling hard to maintain its existence.


  • Original title
    The Land Beneath the Fog
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Shalahuddin Siregar
  • DOP
    Shalahuddin Siregar
  • Editing
    Fajar Kurniawan, Shalahuddin Siregar
  • Sound
    Tommy Fahrizal
  • Duration
    105 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Indonesia
    • Germany
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Dubai International Film Festival 2011
    • South East Asian Film Festival 2012
    • Osian’s – Cinefan Film Festival 2012
    • Hanoi International Film Festival 2012
    • Dok-Leipzig 2012
    • Luang Prabang Film Festival 2012
    • Asia Pacific Screen Award 2012
    • Jogja – Asia Film Festival 2012
    • Chopshots Documentary Film Festival South East Asia 2012
    • Vesoul International Film Festival Of Asian Cinema 2013
    • Almaty International Film Festival 2013
    • Arkipel International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival 2013
  • Awards
    • Special Juri Prize Muhr Asia Africa Documentary Dubai International Film Festival 2011
    • Netpac Award Jogja – Asia Film Festival 2012
    • Best Debut Documentary Almaty International Film Festival 2013 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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