2003, 23:00 minutes, colour, English, Indonesian
Jakarta: Smiling faces and friendly waves belie the fact of walls in this huge (15 million) city of contrasts.
Jakarta is one of three video 'portraits' of three cities. The other two titles are:
New York Counterpoint: on New York, USA, the city of persistence
(Rome) Skyling on Rome, Italy, the city of light
In each tape one architectural feature and one segment of the population are featured: New York's wooden water towers and old ladies; Rome's Vatican statues and nuns; Jakarta's walls and young men.
Each tape and the movement of each city is set next to a piece of music;
New York Counterpoint: "New York Counterpoint" by Steve Reich,
(Rome) Skyling: "Skyling" and "in Paradisum, part 4" by Michael J. Baker
Jakarta: "Music for Mallet Instruments" by Steve Reich
The three tapes are independent of each other and can be seen separately.
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