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© Florian Kunert

The sea nomads of Indonesia believe that with every newborn there is a twin brother in the form of an octopus. Rituals are carried out to appease the brother in the water and prevent misfortunes. When dishonor occurs, Jakarta is portrayed as the apocalyptic revenge of the brother octopus.

Florian Kunert studied Documentary Directing at La Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV in Cuba and completed post-graduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. His films include: SHACK THEATRE (video installation, 2011), POCO A POCO (doc short, 2012), THE PLURAL OF ONE PERSON (doc short, 2013), OH BROTHER OCTOPUS (doc short, 2017), and PROGRESS IN THE VALLEY OF THE PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW (doc, 2019).
Genre Environment/Ecology, Experimental
Category Documentary, Short
Year of Production 2017
Director Florian Kunert
Screenplay Florian Kunert
Cinematography Florian Kunert
Producer Florian Kunert
Production Company Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM), in co-production with Highway Spirits
Length 27 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
Original Version
 Indonesian, Bajonese
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Surround
Sound Technology Dolby Surround, 5.1
Festivals Berlinale 2017, Molodist Kyiv 2018

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