Fighting For Nothing to Happen (2015, 48 min)
"Fighting for Nothing to Happen" is the main part of Nora's Master's Thesis in Cutural Anthropology and Development Sociology at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. The fim is accompanied by a multimedia pdf file that analyses different sequences and makes use of different media such as photos, text, emails and additional clips. The film and thesis were honored up to now with two prizes: the award of 'Best Graduate Student Film' from the Society for Visual Anthropology in the USA and the 'National Master's Thesis Prize for Asian Studies 2015' from the International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS) in The Netherlands.
"Fighting for Nothing to Happen" accompanies the attempts of a Christian NGO to push forward a relocation project in eastern Indonesia. Featuring a main character, it provides insights in the topics of development and religion, brokerage, regional government structures in decentralized Indonesia and the local culture of Flores.
After the volcanic eruption of Mount Rokatenda, the people of Palue Island in east Indonesia shall be relocated. But are the planned relocation and the 'new' life at Besar Island really promising? "Fighting for Nothing to Happen", based on three months of ethnographic fieldwork, accompanies Father Cyrillus, priest and employee of a Christian NGO, in his efforts to promote and drive forward the relocation project. A worried host community and unclear land rights at the relocation site, a corrupt and unorganized government in the district capital and impatient refugees in temporary shelters are challenging Father Cyrillus and his companions in their attempts to make the best of the situation.
Three Free Wheels (2015, 7:20 min)
Three Free Wheels is a short advocacy film produced in collaboration with Caritas Maumere (NGO). In the workshop "Mandiri" in Sikka District, east Indonesia, motorbikes get modified into tricycles to mobilize people with disabilities. Adi and Yanto, the two mechanics, explain what this mobilization means to them.
Roda Pembebasan (Indonesian Version Three Free Wheels, 2015, 7:20 min)
Dua mekanik di bengkel 'Mandiri' di Nangahure, Kabupaten Sikka, memodifikasi motor tiga roda untuk bermobilisasi penyandang disabilitas. Mereka disupport oleh Caritas Keuskupan Maumere. Roda Pembebsan adalah film dokumenter advokasi yang pendek diprodukis bersama-sama LSM Caritas Keuskupan Maumere. Dua mekanik di bengkel 'Mandiri' di Nangahure, Kabupaten Sikka, memodifikasi motor tiga roda untuk bermobilisasi penyandang disabilitas. Mereka disupport oleh Caritas Keuskupan Maumere.