Di Bawah Lindungan Ka’Bah (Under the Protection of Ka’Bah), an Indonesian movie screened at the Asian Film Festival (AFF) 2014 in Quality Centre Cinema, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Sunday (19/10) receives high appreciation from the audience. The movie is considered to have its own uniqueness.
"Although it does not depict the present-day of Indonesia since the movie is set in the 1920s, it reflects Indonesian tradition and culture. It distinguishes Indonesian movie with the others. The story is unique as it tells about a sad ending romance," said George Faustine M, an audience.
Indonesian Ambassador to Tanzania, Zakaria Anshar, said the movie offers a meaningful message to the audience.
"The movie delivers good messages to the society. We have to keep on going forward, be educated, keep working hard to change the situation we are in, while at the same time preserve the tradition, customs, and religious values. The messages leave deep impression to the audience, "he said.
AFF 2014 is coordinated by Embassy of the State of Palestine to Tanzania. Palestinian Ambassador to Tanzania, Nasri Abujahish said AFF becomes a good opportunity for Asian countries to introduce Asian culture to Africa.
"This will be a very good opportunity for the people from both societies to enjoy the films that will be shown and benefit by learning a lot from each side particularly on the culture and traditional matters," he said.
AFF 2014 held on 17-27 October featuring 11 movies fromDi 11 countries; Indonesia, India, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, China, Vietnam and UAE.
Earlier, on Monday (13/10) a press conference was held and on Friday (17/10) the annual festival convened since 2005 was officially opened by Deputy Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sport, Elisante Ole Gabriel the Palestinian Ambassador to Tanzania Nasri Abujahish.