Kali Code: A Documentary on the Environment in Indonesia

Kali Code: A Documentary on the Environment in Indonesia

Kali Code is a disaster-prone area in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, that sees its land and river community continually disrupted by natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions coming from Mount Merapi resulting to devastating floods accompanied by destructive lahar. Faced by intermittent calamities, river dwellers resort to spirituality in order to appeal to native deities to mitigate the destruction to human lives and properties. But they are also a practical lot that calculates their risks and initiates ways, such as the annual “merti code” (or river-cleaning ritual), in order to dredge and clean the Code river of waste so that the inhabitants may be spared from devastating effects of constant flooding.

Kali Code: A Documentary on the Environment in Indonesia

Synopsis

Kali Code is a disaster-prone area in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, that sees its land and river community continually disrupted by natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions coming from Mount Merapi resulting to devastating floods accompanied by destructive lahar. Faced by intermittent calamities, river dwellers resort to spirituality in order to appeal to native deities to mitigate the destruction to human lives and properties. But they are also a practical lot that calculates their risks and initiates ways, such as the annual “merti code” (or river-cleaning ritual), in order to dredge and clean the Code river of waste so that the inhabitants may be spared from devastating effects of constant flooding.

Description

6 Kali Code2012/Digital Documentary/67 mins/English Narration w/subtitles

Sc/D: Nick Deocampo;
EP: The Nippon Foundation, Tatsuya Tanami, API Regional Committee;
AP: Yeoh Seng Guan;
PM: Dicky Sofjan;
C: Nick Deocampo, Muhammad Haris Efendi, Matt Sudario, Dicky Sofjan;
E: Matt Sudario;
SE: Nick Deocampo;
N: Arceo;
M: Jeff Hernandez, Nani Naguit;
CGI: Roy Dadivas

Key Subject Areas:
Climate Change, Disaster Management, Environment, Flood, Indigenous Knowledge, Indonesia, Nature, Spirituality, Water Resources