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The Screen Guide

An unprecedented view from within the Freedom Palace in Jakarta as President Abdurrahman Wahid takes on the entrenched power of the military in a tactical battle over who will run Indonesia. Curtis Levy lived at the President's Palace for four months to make this intimate portrayal of the President's life at a time when he was locked in a do-or-die struggle with General Wiranto. General Wiranto had been the strongman for the former dictator, Suharto, and was in charge of the Indonesian army during the sacking of East Timor after the referendum.

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Crew

Director
Curtis Levy
Writers
Curtis Levy
Producer
Curtis Levy  Christine Olsen
Executive Producers
Brian McKenzie

Cast

Cast
President Abdurrahman Wahid - Narration: Curtis Levy

Production Details

Production Completion Date
2001
Genre
Social contemporary
Production Company
Olsen Levy Productions Pty Ltd

Sales

International Sales
CS Associates

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Singapore International Short Film Festival
    (2004)
  • New Zealand Film Festival
    (2002)
  • New Zealand Film Festival
    (2001)
  • Jakarta International Film Festival
    (2001)
  • Hollywood Film Festival
    (2001)
  • Banff World Television Festival
    (2001)