In Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, more than four million students attend more than 29,000 Islamic boarding schools. Pesantren offers a rare insight into daily life at such a traditional school. From the students’ sporadic contacts with home,  sacrifices are sometimes made to finance their education.

  • In Competition XXI Asiatica Film Festival 2020
  • Official Selection International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2019

A Boarding School

95 min | 2019
Documentary | Indonesia
Bahasa Indonesia with English subtitles

Director: Shalahuddin Siregar

Sunday, 1 Oct 2023
19.00 Istituto Italiano di Cultura Jakarta

Tuesday, 3 Oct 2023
19.00 IFI Yogyakarta

Sunday, 7 Oct 2023
16.00 Erasmus Huis