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‘A Punk Daydream’ Highlights the Fight to Keep Indonesia’s Punk Community Alive

"A portrait of the largest growing punk community in the world despite Indonesia’s extreme social, political, and environmental conditions, as seen through the eyes of punk youth."

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A Punk Daydream

Logline: A portrait of the largest growing punk community in the world despite Indonesia’s extreme social, political, and environmental conditions, as seen through the eyes of punk youth.

Elevator Pitch:

A group of teen punks travel across volcanoes and desolate landscapes to call upon the forces of nature and the spirit of punk to start a revolution. They return to the city and are joined by others as they color the filthy streets red with their mohawks. In reality, the true story is much different. Street punks open up and talk about their fight against stigmatization, their desire for equality… and the life in the slums, struggling for survival. Punk music is their union, and the lyrics inform us of their deepest desires.

Production Team:

Director: Jimmy Hendrickx
Producer: Kristian Van der Heyden

About the Film:

We started this project as an experimental short, impressed by the uniqueness of the Muslim punk community in Indonesia. Their affinity with classic 80s and 90s British and American punk was impressive, as was the influence from their own ancestry, the tribal cultures of Indonesia that they romanticize and look up to for inspiration.
As filmmakers, we don’t pick subjects we fully understand. We are mystified, and take on the adventure to discover new things, then try translate those experiences into a film. There were so many layers to discover that we had to make a feature.

Current Status: We are fundraising for post-production.

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