A Return to Peace (Beta Mau Jumpa) focuses on the efforts of Ambonese – and especially Ambonese women – to return to a life of relatively peaceful co-existence today, some twenty years after the worst of the Maluku violence. The film juxtaposes flashbacks on the Ambon violence with person-centered accounts of the efforts of men and, especially, women to bring about some measure of reconciliation across faith traditions. This moving documentary account has won broad acclaim among viewers in Indonesia.
A Return to Peace (36 minutes) is part of “Indonesian Pluralities” series, a collaborative work between the Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies (CRCS) UGM, WatchdoC Documentary, and Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University; with support from the Henry Luce Foundation.
Executive Producers: Andhy Panca Kurniawan, Dandhy Dwi Laksono | Senior Producers: Robert W. Hefner, Zainal Abidin Bagir | Director: Ari Trismana | Lead Researcher: Marten Tahun