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A beautifully crafted tribute that delves into the transformative impact of Indonesia’s National Hero on education.
4/5

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Dwi Anom Kusumo’s short documentary is a poignant exploration of the profound impact Ki Hadjar Dewantara (1889 – 1959) left on Indonesia’s educational landscape, shedding light on his role as the founder of the Taman Siswa school system, a prolific politician, and an independence activist. <p.

Crafted with care as part of Kusumo’s final university project, the film unfolds as a beautifully constructed tribute to this influential figure, featuring insights from Dewantara’s pupil Nyi Iman Sudiyat and Indonesian educators Ki Priyo Dwiarso and Ki Sutikno. Despite occasional sound and visual hiccups, the documentary maintains a structured and engaging narrative, seamlessly blending archival footage, still photography, and insightful interviews.

Through the lens of those who knew him, the film provides a rich educational experience, offering a profound understanding of Dewantara’s historical significance and the transformative impact he had on shaping the nation. Recognized as a National Hero, Dewantara’s legacy comes to life in this production, which is presented in the Indonesian language with English subtitles, adding accessibility to a wider audience eager to grasp the historical and educational facets of Indonesia’s past.

Brief Synopsis

Speaking about education in Indonesia, it feels like one cannot escape the influence of Ki Hadjar Dewantara. He is a national education figure who passionately fought for the rights of the indigenous people against colonization and founded the Taman Siswa school.

His famous teachings, namely ing ngarsa sung tuladha (setting an example in front), ing madya mangun karsa (creating opportunities in the middle), tut wuri handayani (providing support from behind), have become the slogan of our education system. But has this teaching been well understood and applied in our teaching system?

Through the narrative of one of the students who had the opportunity to learn directly from Ki Hadjar Dewantara, Nyi Iman Sudiyat will share experiences, educational philosophy, and the struggles of Ki Hadjar Dewantara. The educators (teachers) who teach at Taman Siswa will also share their perspectives on Ki Hadjar Dewantara’s character and his educational teachings. All of this is aimed at rekindling inspiration in the world of Indonesian education.

Pendidik Berjiwa Merdeka Short Documentary

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Director(s): Dwi Anom Kusumo
Writer(s): Dwi Anom Kusumo
Cast: Ki Priyo Dwiarso, Ki Sutikno, Nyi Iman Sudiyat
Producer(s): Dwi Anom Kusumo
Director of Photography: Dwi Anom Kusumo
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Runtime: 11 min

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Pendidik Berjiwa Merdeka

A beautifully crafted tribute that delves into the transformative impact of Indonesia’s National Hero on education.
4/5

Review

Dwi Anom Kusumo’s short documentary is a poignant exploration of the profound impact Ki Hadjar Dewantara (1889 – 1959) left on Indonesia’s educational landscape, shedding light on his role as the founder of the Taman Siswa school system, a prolific politician, and an independence activist. <p.

Crafted with care as part of Kusumo’s final university project, the film unfolds as a beautifully constructed tribute to this influential figure, featuring insights from Dewantara’s pupil Nyi Iman Sudiyat and Indonesian educators Ki Priyo Dwiarso and Ki Sutikno. Despite occasional sound and visual hiccups, the documentary maintains a structured and engaging narrative, seamlessly blending archival footage, still photography, and insightful interviews.

Through the lens of those who knew him, the film provides a rich educational experience, offering a profound understanding of Dewantara’s historical significance and the transformative impact he had on shaping the nation. Recognized as a National Hero, Dewantara’s legacy comes to life in this production, which is presented in the Indonesian language with English subtitles, adding accessibility to a wider audience eager to grasp the historical and educational facets of Indonesia’s past.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

Speaking about education in Indonesia, it feels like one cannot escape the influence of Ki Hadjar Dewantara. He is a national education figure who passionately fought for the rights of the indigenous people against colonization and founded the Taman Siswa school.

His famous teachings, namely ing ngarsa sung tuladha (setting an example in front), ing madya mangun karsa (creating opportunities in the middle), tut wuri handayani (providing support from behind), have become the slogan of our education system. But has this teaching been well understood and applied in our teaching system?

Through the narrative of one of the students who had the opportunity to learn directly from Ki Hadjar Dewantara, Nyi Iman Sudiyat will share experiences, educational philosophy, and the struggles of Ki Hadjar Dewantara. The educators (teachers) who teach at Taman Siswa will also share their perspectives on Ki Hadjar Dewantara’s character and his educational teachings. All of this is aimed at rekindling inspiration in the world of Indonesian education.

Pendidik Berjiwa Merdeka Short Documentary

Credits

Director(s): Dwi Anom Kusumo
Writer(s): Dwi Anom Kusumo
Cast: Ki Priyo Dwiarso, Ki Sutikno, Nyi Iman Sudiyat
Producer(s): Dwi Anom Kusumo
Director of Photography: Dwi Anom Kusumo
Animation:

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Language:
Year:
Runtime: 11 min
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