Saturday, 25 May 2013

Something in the Way - Trailer

Something in the Way - Trailer

nice story, from the director of "Lovely Man".
Here's one of the official selected film of Berlinale 2013 :)

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Too Bad, Woolwich Attack becomes Mosques Attack :((

So Sad to hear about Woolwich attack. I am a Muslim and, no doubt, I am against any kind of terrorism.

I think,  # Woolwich Attack in Southeast London is scarier than a horror movie: two men hit and stabbed a policeman with a dagger, near the police headquarters, in a broad daylight, witnessed by many people. and once stabbed, one of them with bloodyhands and still holding two machetes, faces the camera and makes a short strong statements and interacts with pedestrians.later on, police come and shoot down those two people. now, they are in separate hospitals . At first, i do think it is a pure criminal act.

But, if it is a scene for a movie, it looks "unusual": the killer  is very calm, facing to a very ready and steady and HD Cam, as if he wants to get caught and noticed. and suddenly an old lady walks so slowly passing him by. I don't know, perhaps I am wrong.

From the video, i do not hear anything about Islam. But some news underlines that the killler shout "Allahuakbar". Surely most of Islamic organization condemn this terror act. Here's the official statement The Muslim Council of Britain on Woolwich Attack: 

"This is a truly barbaric act that has no basis in Islam and we condemn this unreservedly. Our thoughts are with the victim and his family. We understand the victim is a serving member of the armed forces. Muslims have long served in this country’s armed forces, proudly and with honour. This attack on a member of the armed forces is dishonourable, and no cause justifies this murder.

This action will no doubt heighten tensions on the streets of the United Kingdom. We call on all our communities, Muslim and non-Muslim, to come together in solidarity to ensure the forces of hatred do not prevail. It is important we allow our police authorities to do their job without speculation. We also urge the utmost vigilance and ask the police authorities to calm tensions."

But that doesn't seem to stop the prejudice and stereotyping people toward Muslims.
Mosques in Kent and Essex were attacked :((
Too bad

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

18 Jam Berpuasa di Musim Panas di Eropa (Memori seorang Ambon, 1951)

Intermezzo sedikit. :)

Pengalaman orang-orang tua dari Ambon yang diangkut ke Belanda, dengan Kapal Astoria oleh Pemerintah Belanda pada tahun 1951. Salah seorang perantau asal Maluku bernostalgia dan bertutur:

"Waktu kamiorang sudah berada di Noordzee (laut utara), menjelang memasuki Pelabuhan Rotterdam sudah waktu sore, kebetulan Ramadhan berlangsung di musim panas.

Beberapa orang puasa di kapal. Waktu su menunjukan jam 8 malam, ya malam, normalnya di Indonesia sudah habis sambahyang tarawih, tetapi melihat kalangit, a hee… matahari masih jalan, mana lagi mataharinya tidak jalan diatas kapala, tetapi sedikit teleng….. miring ka salatan, ya. Ka salatan. Tetapi waktu kamimgorang baru tiba mana tahu di mana barat, di mana timur.

Beta tunggu, jam sambilan juga belum galap, beta pikir cukimmai Belanda ini. Dia bikin beta lapar, kitangorang jadi lapar. Mau makan salah salah. Mau teruskan puasa bisa mati kalaparan. Jam sepuluh malam matahari ada cahaya di pinggir langit. Tarpaksa makan saja.”


Mengambut bulan suci Ramadhan, sekitar satu bulan lagi :). Cemungud! Kowawa!