SOAS University of London

Centre of South East Asian Studies

Cita Citaku Setinggi Tanah - Stepping on the Flying Grass

Stepping on the Flying Grass
Eugene Panji (Director)

Date: 19 October 2013Time: 12:30 PM

Finishes: 19 October 2013Time: 2:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G2

Type of Event: Film

Note: Internal event not open to external attendees.

(Indonesia, 2012, 79 minutes)
Family film suitable for all ages


A group of village school children talk about their dearest wishes. Since they’ve all been asked to write an essay about the topic they begin to think seriously about their dreams. Mey, a girl, is determined to become a famous actor. Agus would love to dine out at a Padang restaurant and eat a meal fit for a king. Mey practices her seductive smile – but perhaps her dream is not really her own but that of her ambitious mother? Agus doesn’t tell his parents anything about his dream but they barely get to see him during the next few weeks. He carves himself a bamboo piggy bank and seizes the opportunity to earn some cash as a courier. After a while, Agus realises that even small dreams can only come true if you work on them. The film, which starts off as a documentary, continues to follow its protagonists closely in order to portray the beauty of a simple but intact childhood in rural Indonesia.


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