Ensadi finished his study in 1978 at Akademi Sinematografi LPKJ ( now Jakarta Institute of Art). His first documentary film was produced in 1979, the documentary explores the Toraja tribe’s elaborate funeral ceremony in Sulawesi.
The experience in Toraja imprinted deeply in Ensadi’s subsequent works. Ensadi's documentary works entitled "Buddha Abide" and "Gesang The Maestro" won awards in Indonesian Film Festival (FFI) in 2007 and 2015, respectively.
Growing up in a multi-racial heterogen nation, has motivated Ensadi to make films about the various tribes in Indonesia. The diversity of his nation is truly his main interest.