Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2012

Nomination Detail

In Genikan, a remote mountain village on the Merbabu slope, an invisible and disenfranchised society is struggling to maintain its existence. A quiet community is facing change without understanding why it happens. As a community of farmers who rely on the traditional Javanese calendar system to read the seasons, they become puzzled by the dramatic change of seasons. Muryati and Sudardi are farmers. They try to understand why it rains more than the previous years. Failed harvests and cheap sale prices become a threat. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Arifin is faced with a question: what does the future offer him?


The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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