Exclusive Preview Screening: Position Among the Stars
Position Among the Stars completes director Leonard Retel Helmrich‘s multi award-winning trilogy capturing complexities of religion, politics, and now economics, following the lives of one family in a Jakarta slum.
Helmrich follows Tari, the only educated child of the family, as she struggles with the impulses of becoming a teenager with their expectations of her as their hope for a better future.
Filmed over 12 years using Helmich’s own ingenious technique dubbed "single-shot cinema", each of the three films – Eye of the Day, Shape of the Moon and Position Among the Stars – stands alone in its message and time, while providing both a microscopic look into the changing Indonesian life and into globalisation.
Position Among the Stars will be released in UK theatres on 17 February.
**Winner, Sundance World Cinema Special Jury prize – Best Documentary 2011**
**Winner, IDFA Award – Best Feature-Length Documentary 2010**
Directed by: Leonard Retel Helmrich