Replacements portrays a Javanese family living in an imaginary neighbourhood in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Inspired by real people and places, the characters in this short film witness the urban, environmental, political and cultural transformations of the metropolis between the 1980s and 2020. An ode to the pleasure derived from that which is fleeting, the film recounts the transformation of an ancient traditional village into a rootless megalopolis across three generations. This experience examines and analyses Jakarta’s recent history through the eyes of an ordinary family with whom most Jakartans can easily identify.


Directed by: Jonathan Hagard
A production by: Kampung Ayu, Suwe Ora Jamu, Ossa Film
Countries: Japan, Indonesia, Germany
Year: 2020
Running time: 12’