In the Name of Belief (Atas Nama Percaya) explores the struggle of adherents of spiritual beliefs (kepercayaan) and indigenous religions (agama leluhur) in contemporary Indonesia in the aftermath of the 2017 Constitutional Court ruling on faith traditions not fully recognized by the state. The film narrates the general story of Indonesian spiritualities through the lives and words of individuals associated with the Marapu religion in Sumba and the Perjalanan spiritual movement in West Java. But the film’s message speaks to the larger question of religious diversity in Indonesia today.
In the Name of Belief (36 minutes) is the first film in the “Indonesian Pluralities” series, a collaboration between the UGM Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies (CRCS), WatchdoC Documentary, and the 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: Samsul Maarif