JAKARTA, ARKIPEL, Forum Lenteng — Sabtu (13/09/14) tepat pukul 12.00 WIB, ARKIPEL Electoral Risk – Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival 2014 memutar filem dokumenter Jepang, yaitu Narita: The Peasants of the Second Fortress (1971) karya Shinsuke Ogawa. Karena hari ini weekend, banyak pengunjung yang datang mengerumuni XXI, Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) dan mampir ke stand ARKIPEL untuk melihat filem yang akan tayang.

Terdapat delapan pengunjung di buku pendaftaran pada lima menit sebelum filem ditayangkan. Sebagai lanjutan dari filem Summer in Narita (1968), filem dokumenter ini melanjutkan cerita perjuangan petani Narita dalam mempertahankan tanah pertaniannya dari Pemerintah Jepang yang ingin menjadikan tanah itu bandar udara. Tampak, di dalam filem, baku tembak antara kubu petani Narita dan polisi, yang mulai memanas. Polisi dan kontraktor bandara telah membakar lahan pertanian para petani. Mau tak mau, para petani membangun beberapa benteng untuk mempetahankan wilayah pertaniannya.

Ada satu scene yang menurut saya dapat membuat penonton di Studio 1 XXI merasa terenyuh, yaitu saat dua ibu tani Narita merantai dirinya di pohon sebagai bentuk protes mereka terhadap pemerintah. Saat itu musim dingin, dan kedua ibu tani itu berbagi mantel. Ada seorang penonton perempuan di samping saya yang menutup mulutnya saat menyaksikan adegan ibu tani tersebut.

Setelah filem usai pada pukul 14.45 WIB, penonton sedikit demi sedikit meninggalkan studio. Terdapat total empat belas penonton kali ini. Beberapa mulai mendaftar kembali di meja tamu untuk menyaksikan filem Narita yang selanjutnya, yaitu Narita: Heta Village yang akan diputar pada pukul 15.00 WIB.

Something Memorable of The Peasants of The Second Fortress

 

JAKARTA, ARKIPEL, Forum Lenteng — Saturday (13/09/14) at 12:00 pm precisely, ARKIPEL Electoral Risk – Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival 2014 Japanese documentary film screened Narita: The Peasants of the Second Fortress (1971), a movie by Shisuke Ogawa. Because it is the weekend, there were many visitors flocking the XXI TIM and stopped by the ARKIPEL booth to see the upcoming screening.

There were eight audiences noted in the guest book, about five minutes before the film began. The movie is the continuation of Summer in Narita (1968), a documentary depicting Narita farmers’ struggle to keep their farms from the Japanese government that wanted to build an airport. There were scenes depicting the crossfire between the government and the farmers. Airport Police and the Contractor burned the farms, so the farmers had no choice but to construct forts to defend their agricultural region.

There was one touching scene wherein a female farmer from Narita chained herself on a tree as a protest against the government in a cold winter. Another female farmer shared her coat with the first farmer. The woman who sat next to me in the audience had her hand covering her mouth while watching the scene.

After the film was over at 02:45 pm, the crowd gradually left the studio. There were a total of fourteen spectators this time. Some began to return to the registration booth for the next Narita film, Narita: Heta Village which will be played at 03:00 pm.

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