About this project
Thank you for taking the time to check out our page on Kickstarter. We hope you are as excited to be a part of this project as we are. Please show your support and help spread the word about Jakarta Punk: The Marjinal Story.
About the film:
Anyone taking a taxi cab in Jakarta , stuck in a traffic jam, will have noticed 'street kids' coming up to the window appealing for money, often playing ukeleles and singing. Offering a few dollars worth of currency might leave one wondering - 'is this going to make a real difference?'
In Jakarta, there's a punk rock movement that established itself over a decade ago. Marjinal is one of Indonesia's original punk bands. The band quickly became popular because their songs offered hope for kids with few opportunities. Our film, Jakarta Punk: The Marjinal Story, is our way of spreading the message of change for those who cannot easily help themselves.
Punk attitudes gave Marjinal the impetus to demand change against frightening odds. On the streets of Jakarta in the late 1990's, mass public protests brought about the end of authoritarian rule by then President Suharto. But Indonesia still has many social ills to heal, with around 50% of the population still living in poverty. Marjinal continues to sing about the injustices and corruption they see every day. Punk and its radical attitude is a cry from the streets.
Our documentary has Marjinal at its core. It tells their story, as the voice of the street kids. Marjinal are inspiring a social and political revolution in Indonesia, helping directly through sheltering these homeless children, and teaching them creative ways to earn money. Punk gives these kids an identity, hope, a family. We look into the reasons why the punk community is a substitute for family and state support.
For your pledges to this Kickstarter project, we are offering you merchandise that is handmade by Jakarta's street punks, buying each item at a premium from the artists, providing them a means to earn a living. The remaining funds go to help cover the basic costs of making this film, dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of the marginalized in Indonesia.
Beyond the documentary:
We have big plans for exhibits, bringing Marjinal on tour outside Indonesia, a photo book on Marjinal and Jakarta's punks and much more. Any additional funds we raise will improve our production standards for the film, and the better it does, the better position we will be in to achieve these future goals, raising the awareness of this dynamic and powerful punk movement in Jakarta.
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REWARDS OFFERED WITH YOUR PLEDGE / ALL REWARDS BOUGHT FROM AND MADE BY PUNKS. WEAR THEM PROUDLY!
Marjinal Stickers. Artwork by Mike and Bobby.
Sample Bracelet. Made from recycled coffee & snack packets.
Each bracelet unique & different.
Sample Marjinal t-shirt. Designs by Mike and Bobby.
Sample medium woodcut print. Artwork by Mike & Bobby.
Communal art - A sample of one of Mike & Bob's LARGE paintings. Original artwork like this available at the $2,500 pledge level.
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