Bioskopan presenting NOKAS a Documentary by Karya Manuel Alberto Mai.
Nokas wants nothing more than to marry Ci, a Timorese girl who works in a slaughterhouse in Kupang. In traditional Timorese practice, the groom is required to pay a dowry before the couple is able to marry. Poor working conditions and a less than favourable wage makes this a tough undertaking for Nokas. He has to rally his extended family, in the hopes that they will help him ease his monetary woes, to marry the love of his life.
This captivating and touching documentary manages to capture a community’s state of affairs that is quite often only heard of, but never fully known. As his first feature, Manuel Alberto Maia demonstrates his strong and naturalistic command in documentary filmmaking that strikes the right balance between keen observation and affection for his subjects.
Durasi : 76 menit Format : High Definition (HD) Rasio : 16 : 9 Tahun : 2016
Language: Kupang, with Indonesia subtitile.
Eurasia International Film Festival 2016, Kazakhstan. Nominasi Film Dokumenter Panjang, Festival Film Indonesia 2016, Indonesia. In Competition, Silver Screen Awards Asian Feature Competition, Singapore International Film Festival 2016, Singapura. Special Mention Award, Festival Film Dokumenter 2016, Yogyakarta.