Religion Short Films
Aisha, a young seamstress, is pregnant out of wedlock. When she tells the news to her conservative grandfather, he turns violent. He attempts to harm Aisha but is interrupted when a Pontianak appears, terrorizing them. The duo try to vanquish the Pontianak but ultimately fail. To save her grandfather, Aisha offers herself up as a sacrifice to the Pontianak. However, the Pontianak is there for more than just her...
Hunting boars exists in the Minangkabau community who adhere to the principle of "customs based on Islamic law, Islamic law based on Quran". It has become a polemic among the community and religious leaders since the involvement of dogs and pigs contradicts to Islamic principles. However, this has always been a taboo subject without a clear, conclusive resolution.
Gendang Rayah: Tradition & Religion
As the time changes and the Iban people of Borneo grow into the modern world, will the Gendang Rayah music stay and be a beacon of Iban identity or be lost as ideas and agendas change. Gendang Rayah is a ritualistic music by the Ibans to summon the spirits and gods as per the Iban belief. However as more and more Ibans are now Christians, Gendang Rayah becomes more and more rare entangled by the Miring ceremony that is a huge part of Gendang Rayah music. We interview experts in Iban customs, music and a priest to discuss the preservation of Gendang Rayah music.
Dasep (40) is a cleric who takes care of the removal of the eroded tomb seasonal flooding to be converted into retention pond land by the government. During the process of moving the tomb, he got a family who has a magical summons through dreams to move the tomb his mother who had long been submerged in the flood.
DENA meets her Long-Distance-Relationship partner, ACIL, in the middle of the holy month of Ramadan. When they got to the boarding house and started to make love, the sound of geckos accompanied them. Acil Believe that if it sounds eight times, then it's not a gecko. Dena who does not believe, meets with the original owner of the sound.