Jermal

2008

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88 minutes
After his mother’s death, twelve-year-old Jaya is sent to his father, Johar, who works as a supervisor on a jermal, a fishing platform perched on log stilts in the middle of the sea. Faced with constant rejection from his father and relentless bullying by the boys who work on the jermal, Jaya decides to take fate into his own hands.

Director:

Raya Makarim, Ravi Bharwani

Producers:

Orlow Seunke

Actors:

Iqbal S. Manurung, Didi Petet

Awards & Festivals:

Winner, Golden Crow Pheasant and NETPAC Award, Kerala International; Winner, Best Film, Milan African; Nominee, Best Southeast Asian Film, Cinemanila;