The Silent Blues of the Ocean

Senandung Sunyi Samudera | Andi F. Azzahra, Arfan Sabran | Indonesia | 2016 | 27 minutes

SYNOPSIS

A traditional fishing village lost their home and access to the sea due to the expending reclamation project on Makassar’s coastline. But now they have to survive in a city, without an ocean that was once both their field and backyard.

OTHER DETAILS

Production Company
Rumah Ide Makassar

Website
In-Docs Website

PROGRAMS PARTICIPATED

Disappearing Sounds

ACHIEVEMENT

Best Cinematography
Denpasar
Film Festival
2016

FILMMAKERS

Silent Blues of the Ocean-Andi F Azzahra

ANDI F. AZZAHRA
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER

Andif studied anthropology at Hasanuddin University, Makassar. She is drawn into filmmaking in 2011, and since then she has been attending few national and international filmmaking workshops. She also created short films with production houses in Makassar, before joined a commercial film production house in 2015.

Silent Blues of the Ocean-Arfan Sabran

ARFAN SABRAN
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, CINEMATOGRAPHER

Arfan was born in Makassar. Despite his academic degree in Biology, his passion in cinematography had lead him to became a documentary filmmaker. Since 2015 he has made various body of works including: Suster Apung (2006), Paotere: The Fish Market (2009), and Silent Blues of the Ocean (2016) which has been screened widely in Indonesia. Currently he is preparing his feature documentary The Flame which has participated in Docs By The Sea 2018 and Pitching du Reel 2019 in Nyon, Switzerland.

Rising from Silence-Nick C

NICK CALPAKDJIAN
EDITOR

Nick has been based in Southeast Asia since 2010. Nick has extensive experience as an editor working on films for ABC and SBS in Australia. He has also produced Muslim Tourist for NHK World in 2016 and several documentaries for Channel News Asia in 2017. His produced-short documentary Songbird got nominated as Best Short Documentary at Festival Film Indonesia 2017. Nick has also worked in Timor Leste where he co-produced and edited Beatriz’s War (2013), which was awarded by several festivals.

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