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End of The Tunnel

Abdul Karim, Dody Iskandar and Taufik Zulfikri are three visually impaired individuals with varied conditions. The three individuals are also self-proclaimed “cinephiles”, they love the act of watching films and making films. To externalize their love, the three decided to partake as a participant in “Inklusi Film Indonesia” (INFI), a group that dedicates itself to help disabled individuals in making films.

The film follows the daily lives of the three individuals and their relation, dedication, and love to watching films of their preferences, and making films. The three individuals wanted to convey and validate cinema, as an inclusive medium that transcends the images that are shown on screen of a film, and can be enjoyed by everybody.

  • Garry Christian
    And So It Goes (2020)
  • Garry Christian
    And So It Goes (2020)
  • Anastasia Clarissa
  • Dody Iskandar
    Key Cast
    "Dody Iskandar"
  • Abdul Karim
    Key Cast
    "Abdul Karim"
  • Taufik Zulfikri
    Key Cast
    "Taufik Zulfikri"
  • Daniel Osvaldo Rahmanto
    And So It Goes (2020)
  • Axel Theophilus
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 23, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    220 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Multimedia Nusantara University
  • Semester Pendek 2021 by Kolektif Film
    September 3, 2021
    Best Film based on Juries Choice
  • Festival Film Indonesia
    Recommended by Association
  • Brawijaya Film Festival
    Best Picture & Official Selection BYFEST 2021
  • Jakarta Film Week 2021
    November 18, 2021
    Official Selection: Global Shorts JFW2021
Director Biography - Garry Christian

Garry Christian was born on 12th January, 2001. Since childhood, he was always interested in film and filmmaking. It is the power of cinema as a storytelling medium, both visually and audibly that can affect, change, transcend peoples ways on how to think and feel, that makes him want to delve and learn deeper into the history, capability, and power of cinema. Through films, people can enter a whole new world, whether it is a world that is reflecting the realistic world, or the surreal one, it is a power that the filmmaker withheld and gets to choose.

As a child, by watching various films from around the world, and learning film history, Garry started to write stories and screenplays for fiction feature films, since he was twelve years old. He is currently enrolling in Multimedia Nusantara University with the major of “Film”, in order to find and explore his cinematic style to tell stories through the medium of cinema, that he hope can open discussions between his viewers.

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Director Statement

Members of the group have a certain admiration on the ability of cinema and film to gather individuals from a diverse society, have them sit in a communal dark room(/theatre) to watch the same film. Cinema has the power to influence, to give a new perspective, and sometimes even to change someone's life. Andrei Tarkovsky, a Russian film director, said, "a film watched by a thousand people, will become a thousand different film."

Tarkovsky's line gives an understanding that every individual have their own different ways to enjoy and interpret the meaning of a movie. This also applies to disabled people, including blind people (or people with impaired vision) who enjoy watching movies. Often, people with certain disability, including blind people, are only seen within one dimension, devaluating their identity as a human with dreams, passions, and feelings, just like the rest of human, just like us.

Blind people or disabled people are often seen as an object of our pity, seen only within one dimension. Society often devaluate their identity, when really they are people with dreams, passions, and feelings, they have hobbies and they like normal things just like everybody else in said society. End of The Tunnel strives to humanize blind and visually impaired people by trying to understand their hobby, such as watching and producing films. Two hobbies that people enjoy but often overlooked because it's something considered easy to do for most people.
In End of The Tunnel we want to show that there are different ways and methods for people to do, enjoy, understand, and interpret something, and that that difference should be seen as an error but a proof that film and cinema is a universal media that has its own language which can be understood and can be personal to everyone in this globe, despite their backgrounds, situations, or beliefs.

End of The Tunnel is a celebration of life and humanization of disabled people, especially blind (and visually impaired) people. End of The Tunnel tries to bring a new perspective about how diverse people are in every way. A small thing for one person can be a difficult task or an important moment for another. Everyone has their own way of enjoying something and there is nothing wrong with that.