Private Project

Galian (Groundwater)

This short documentary shows a glimpse into the lives of dedicated workers who dig ground water pipelines for suburban middle-class families. It showcases the often unseen labor that ensures these households have access to essential water resources. Through this intimate portrayal, the film sheds light on the vital role these workers play in supporting their community's needs.

  • Deo Mahameru
  • Deo Mahameru
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Deo Mahameru

Deo Mahameru is a filmmaker from Jakarta, Indonesia. He has made several short films, including Calon (2015) and The Nameless Boy (2017), which have been screened at various film festivals, such as Jogja-Netpac Asian Film Festival and Singapore International Film Festival. After completing his education at Busan Asian Film School, Deo continued to actively participate in various short film competitions, and his latest film "Bersama Membangun Negeri" won the Piala Maya award in the best short film category, which was funded by the Directorate of Film, Music, and New Media of the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemdikbud Ristek).

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Director Statement

In a world where water is easily accessed by simply turning a knob, we often take this vital resource for granted. Yet, behind this seemingly effortless act lies a complex and intricate process that brings water to our homes. Through this documentary, I aim to unravel the hidden journey of water, shedding light on the unseen labor and infrastructure that make it possible.