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TRAILER

Datang Bulan (Come Moon) Official Poster

OVERVIEW

Foreign Title: Datang Bulan
English Title: Come Moon
Running Time: 13 minutes

Language: Indonesian
 

Genre:
Documentary, Coming-of-age, Environmental
Keywords: 
Menstruation, Period Poverty, Water & Sanitation

Director: Clarissa Natan
Producer: Julianna Tacata
Production Company: Anatman Pictures
Production Completion: March 2022
Production Location: Bogor, Indonesia

Premiere Status: Film Festival World Premiere

 
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SYNOPSIS

 "Datang Bulan" is one of the euphemisms for most Indonesians to speak about menstruation. 

It means that the lunar month is coming for one's menstrual cycle. 

Datang Bulan (English Title: Come Moon) is a short documentary that tells the story of a teenage Indonesian girl’s inconvenient experience of having her menstruation as it is commonly known as a taboo in her village. 

STATEMENT

“When I was growing up, menstruation felt like a drug transaction to me. I needed to hide the fact that I was in my period. Even though I lived in an urban area, there were still unclear information that I learned from my family and relatives. The rumored myths and taboos made this normal cycle of the female body feel worse for me. 

 

Turns out, I am not the only one. Most research stated that many girls felt afraid and embarrassed when they first menstruated too. Reasons behind these sentiments are varied but one of them is indelicate knowledge passed from older generations that was based on their socio-cultural beliefs.” 

Clarissa Ruth Natan

Director/Writer/Cinematographer

SUBJECTS

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The Daughter

Atikah

Siti Atikah (b. 2007) is the second daughter and fifth child out of nine children of the parents. She is a girl scout in school.

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The Mother

Ibu Amih

Ibu Amih BT. Acim (b. 1975) takes care of the family. She is also known as Umi. She does farming, laundry, cleaning, and cooking.

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The Father

Bapak Ujang

Bapak Ujang Nurjani (b. 1972) takes care of the family. He does farming, carpentry, vehicle washing, and building. He has been an active home partner with Habitat for Humanity Indonesia since 2020.

STILLS

SOCIAL MEDIA

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SCREENINGS

Logo of Habitat for Humanity Indonesia
Logo of PerfectFit Indonesia
Logo of Simavi
 

CREDITS

Anatman Pictures Presents

DATANG BULAN (2022)

COME MOON (2022)

 

Directed by

Clarissa Ruth Natan

 

Produced by

Julianna Tacata

 

Written by

Clarissa Ruth Natan

Julianna Tacata

 

Featuring

The Daughter     Siti Atikah

The Mother        Ibu Amih BT. Acim

The Father          Bapak Ujang Nurjani

The Sister           Siti Rohmasidah

The Brothers       Abdul Muktiadin

                         Abdul Mulyana

                         Muhamad Saparudin

                         Muhammad Samsul Absi
 

Special Thanks

Habitat for Humanity Indonesia

Dwi Agustanti

Ari Wibawa

Amron Gultom

Andre Barin

Ruhendi

Friends & Family of the Crew

Jowel Tacata

Dinda Nayaredhanty

Farren Sahertian

Anatman Pictures

www.anatmanpictures.com

www.anatmanpictures.com.au

IG: @anatmanpictures

Vimeo: vimeo.com/anatman

YouTube: youtube.com/anatmanpictures 

Executive Producers

Mahatma Putra

Natasha May

 

Co-Producer

Dominique Renee Makalew

 

Director of Photography

Clarissa Ruth Natan
 

Production Assistants

Sigit Tri Handaya

Azis Umar

 

Drone Pilot

Sigit Tri Handaya

Art Director

Rifai Cahyo

 

Production Accountant

Adisena Danarswara

 

Post-Producer

Anggita Panji Nayantaka

 

Editors

Clarissa Ruth Natan

Julianna Tacata

Mahatma Putra

 

Colorist

Fahrizal Mochammad

 

Sound Engineer

Hari Kurnia

 

Visual Effects

Galih Wardani

Kamalia Muchsinah

 

Subtitles

FIKRI

Alifah Rizki Amelia

Axel Theophilus

 

Translation

Natasha May
Alifah Rizki Amelia

Music
“Drifting” by Unicorn Heads
“Amber” by VYEN

 

Social Media Strategist

Kinanthi Laras

 

Grassroots Screening Officer 

Ferdinand Louise