SOAS University of London

Centre of South East Asian Studies

Keluarga Cemara (Cemara’s Family)

Keluarga Cemara
Director: Yandy Laurens

Date: 23 May 2019Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 23 May 2019Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Film Screening

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion conducted by the Indonesia Film Society and The Embassy of the Republic of  Indonesia.

Panelists include:

  1. Dr Ben Murtagh (SOAS University of London)
  2. Mr Eric Sasono (Indonesia Film Society)
  3. Speaker from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia 


After his house and all of his treasure are confiscated by the debt collector, thanks to his brother-in-law's debt, Abah is very determined to withstand all of this by staying temporarily in a house in a remote village in West Java. It is his childhood house, inherited by his father. But then he loses his case in the court, hence his family are threatened to live in poverty forever. Abah then had to get use to his new economy status along with his little family: Emak, Euis who was stepping into adolescent and going to experience her first period as well as her first love, also Cemara/Ara who is a high-spirited child. They also have to face problems inside their own family which slowly shake the family's principle: "the most valuable treasure is family."

Keluarga Cemara (Cemara’s Family)
(2019, Indonesia)
Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Genre: Family
Directed by Yandy Laurens
Subtitles in English


This event is now fully booked and the registration is now closed.  Subject to availability seats are likely to become available on the day. 

Organiser: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, London Committee in collaboration with the SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies

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