Small Step of Morning

  • 45'
  • Indonesia
  • 2009
The Indonesian film maker trained in Holland returned after many years of living and working in Jakarta to the village of his birth, Celuk Buluh in northern Bali. A rural spot with its own customs. There he portrayed the woman Norsy and her daughter Fitry.
Norsy has a male pig she takes round to customers who want to impregnate their female pigs. The dedication and dexterity with which Norsy helps the animals copulate ensure that all viewers feel some vicarious sense of shame. For Islamic Indonesians (sex is unclean and so are pigs, so what should one think about pigs having sex), it must be a strange sight.



Director
Putu Kusuma Widjaja
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Indonesia
Production Year
2009
Festival Edition
IFFR 2009
Length
45'
Medium
Betacam Digi PAL
Original title
Langkah kecil pagi
Languages
Indonesian, Bahasa
Producer
Chandra Berata Made
Production Company
Sang Karsa Production
Sales
Sang Karsa Production