Friday, June 13, 2014

The Year of Living Vicariously

Malaysia 2005

Details IMDB
Seen 12 June 2014

Ratings from other sources

IMDB 6.3/10

A documentary made during the making of a feature film.

My ratings 7.0/10

My impressions:

Thoughts and opinions of the cast and crew of the film is the subject of the documentary. Many topics and questions are asked. Some even shared folk tales they remembered. All these against the backdrop of the goings-on during filming of a feature on an activiist during the 1960s.

The documentary and feature film coincidentally was filmed during the same time as the campaign for the first directly elected president of Indonesia. There was much hope of a better future for the nation. As a few respondents mentioned, the journey to reach that goal might take longer than expected given the entrenched system of the past. It is still a work in progress.

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