Garuda Indonesia Films and Music Festival

Sun 3 Mar 2013 to Sun 5 May 2013
Three award-winning documentary films about a family in Indonesia with live music before and supper after
Event type: 
$20 ($12 concession) for one evening; $45 for seas
Adam Concert Room
New Zealand School of Music, Kelburn Campus, Gate 7


The Garuda Indonesia Festival of Films and Music runs over three evenings: the first Sundays of March, April and May. This award-winning trilogy of films by Dutch filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich follows three generations of a single family in Jakarta, Indonesia, from the days before the fall of Suharto in May 1998 through to 2009. The camera neither comments nor judges but rather acts as a window into the lives of Rumidjah, the family’s Christian matriarch, the two Muslim sons Dwi and Bakti, and granddaughter Tari (Theresia).

Sunday March 3: Gamelan Padhang Moncar (Javanese), based at NZSM, will perform a range of traditional and contemporary works as an overture to the screening of 'Eye of the Day' (2001).

Sunday April 7: Gamelan Taniwha Jaya (Balinese) will perform prior to the screening of 'Shape of the Moon' (2004).

Sunday May 5 Gamelan Ngripto Raras (Indonesian Community Gamelan) and Gamelan Padhang Moncar based at NZSM, will perform prior to the screening of 'Position Among the Stars' (2011).

The festival, sponsored by Garuda Indonesia, is a fundraising collaboration between the New Zealand Indonesia Association and the Gamelan groups. Some of the proceeds from this event will help fund a tour by the gamelan orchestras to Indonesia in July this year. They will tour various cities in Java and Bali including the International Gamelan Festival in Yogyakarta where they have been invited to perform a programme of new works by New Zealand composers.

'Season Ticket' to all three films: $45 This film and concert – Adult: $20, Student $12 Online sales through Eventfinder – remaining tickets at the door

Contact details

Book through Eventfinder (no booking fee): or contact a member of the gamelan or the NZ Indonesia Association directly

Written by

Gamelan Padhang Moncar

21 Feb 2013