JAKARTA, ARKIPEL, Forum Lenteng — Jum’at (12/09/14) Studio 1 XXI Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM), di sesi kedua, pada pukul 15.30 WIB, menayangkan karya sutradara dokumenter Jepang, yaitu Shinsuke Ogawa. Filemnya yang diputar pada kesempatan itu adalah Summer in Narita (1968). Pengunjung mulai tampak lebih banyak dibanding sesi pertama, tak hanya orang tua, tetapi juga ada anak sekolah dan kuliah. Filem ini termasuk bagian dari rangkaian acara Arkipel Electoral Risk – Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival 2014.

Filem dokumenter ini merekam tentang perjuangan petani Narita dalam mempertahankan tanah pertaniannya dari pemerintah Jepang yang ingin menjadikan tanah itu bandar udara. Filem ini direkam menggunakan kamera 16mm dan hitam-putih. Nuansa menyentuh begitu terasa pada adegan ibu-ibu petani yang ikut berdemo dan saat seorang ibu tani berkata, “Kalian polisi pulanglah, jangan ikuti pemimpin kalian yang jahat, saya yakin ibu kalian tidak pernah mengajari kalian untuk melawan petani seperti kami!”

Hal lain yang menarik ialah filem ini mewakili sudut pandang para petani yang berjuang mempertahankan haknya. Usai melakukan aksi di lapangan, malamnya mereka berdiskusi tentang apa yang harus mereka lakukan dalam menghadapi polisi-polisi itu, karena sudah banyak di antara mereka yang dilukai dan ditangkap kendati mereka tidak melakukan tindak kejahatan. Penulis, secara pribadi, menilai bahwa karya dokumenter ini menunjukkan betapa filem mampu menjadi medium yang komunikatif bagi publik. Kita sebagai penonton dapat mengidentifikasi persoalan, atau bahkan merasakan apa yang dirasakan para petani tersebut.

Setelah filem usai pada pukul 17.30 WIB, penonton sedikit demi sedikit meninggalkan ruangan. Filem ini merupakan rangkaian kecil dari filem-filem Narita-nya Ogawa yang lain. Filem Ogawa yang berjudul Narita: Peasants of the Second Fortress dan Narita: Heta Village akan diputar pada Sabtu, 13 September 2014 pukul 12.45 WIB di Studio 1 XXI, TIM, Cikini, Jakarta Pusat.

Cuplikan filem "Summer in Narita", Ogawa Shinsuke

Ogawa’s First Communication in ARKIPEL

 

Jakarta, ARKIPEL, Forum Lenteng — Friday, (12/09/14) Studio 1 XXI, Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM, or Ismail Marzuki Park—red) in the second session at 15.30, was screening Japanese documenter director’s work, Ogawa Shinsuke. It was Summer in Narita (1968). The audiences were more crowded than the first session, and not only adults, but students were also present. This film is part of series of events from ARKIPEL Electoral Risk – Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival 2014.

This documentary film was capturing the struggle of Narita farmers in protecting their fields from the Japanese government who wanted to make it as a space for airport. This film was recorded using 16mm camera, black-and-white film. The audiences were touched when they saw a scene of farmers ladies who were involved in the protest and when one of them said, “You, police, go home, do not follow your black-hearted leaders, I’m sure your mother never teach you to fight farmers like us!”

Another interesting thing is that, this film represents the viewpoint of the oppressed farmers who strived for their rights. After they marched on the field, in the evening when they were discussing about what they should do to deal with the police, since many of them were arrested even though they were innocent. In my honest opinion, as a writer, I think that this documentary piece showed how a film could be a communicative medium for public, that we as the audience can identify the issue, or even feel what the farmers feel.

After the film was finished at 17:30, the crowd slowly left the room. This film was one of series of Narita documentary films by Ogawa. Another Ogawa movie, Narita: Peasants of the Second Fortress and Narita: Heta Village will be screened on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 12:45 in Studio 1 XXI, TIM, Cikini, Central Jakarta.

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