Litany for the Goddess
2. The Best Documentary Project
3. The Best Short Movie
Ensadi Joko Santoso saat syuting di antara masyarakat suku Baduy dalam film Litany For The Goddess
Suku Baduy saat syuting film LITANY FOR THE GODDESS yang disutradarai Ensadi Joko Santoso, S.Sn., alumnus dan pengajar FFTV IKJ. Setelah beberapa kali di posisi nominasi dan meraih penghargaan, karya filmnya berjudul asli “Kidung Bidadari” ini dinominasikan, akhirnya meraih posisi pertama dalam THE 2021 PRINCE OF PRESTIGE ACADEMY AWARD COMPETITION AND AWARDS (PAECA AWARD) FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM (11/11).
The Sunda Baduy tribe or Kenekes people, living in western most of Java, Banten province, Indonesia. have full respect for their Goddess of rice (paddy), Dewi Sri Pohaci Sanghyang Asri The Goddess whom they believe to bless them with everlasting fertility to their land and their paddy Amazingly, they take very good care of the rice seeds native Indonesia, some seeds are no longer found anywhere else in this country. A people who deserves to be respected They live modestly, in harmony with nature and always grateful for God’s blessings, they believe that it is forbidden to shape the land to their own will. “Mountains shall not be brought down, valleys shall not be ravaged”
Ensadi finished his study in 1978 at the Jakarta Institute of Art. His first documentary film was produced in 1979, the documentary explores the Toraja tribe’s elaborate funeral ceremony in Sulawesi. The experience in Toraja imprinted deeply in Ensadi’s subsequent works. Ensadi’s documentary works entitled “Buddha Abide” and “Gesang The Maestro” won awards in Indonesian Film Festival (FFI) in 2007 and 2015, respectively. Growing up in a multi-racial heterogen nation, has motivated Ensadi to make films about the various tribes in Indonesia. The diversity of his nation is truly his main interest.