Playing Between Elephants

Aryo Danusiri
1 hour and 29 minutes


Playing Between Elephants is a feature length documentary about humanitarian intervention in the post-tsunami and post-conflict Aceh.

This film documents a post-tsunami and post-conflict Aceh, where an international body is assigned to build houses, while an Acehnese village chief leads his people through the ups and downs of the ongoing reconstruction and rehabilitation process.

The film very intimately shows how complicated it is to survive a traumatic event and then experience global intervention. Rebuilding a house in post-tsunami Aceh brings into play the whole world and forces the Acehnese people learn to deal with the friction between the global and local realms.

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