Virtual Reality

Country: Japan, Indonesia, Germany
Year: 2020
Language: No Dialogue
Subtitles: No Subtitle
Runtime: 12 mins.

Replacements depicts a Javanese family living in a fictional neighborhood in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. Inspired by people and places that truly exist, they are witnesses of this congested metropolis's urban, environmental, political, and cultural transformations from about 1980 to 2020. A praise of the satisfaction of impermanent things, it tells about the dented yet peaceful transition of an old traditional village to an uprooted megapolis through three generations. This experience aims to appreciate and introspect Jakarta's recent history through the eyes of an ordinary family that most of Indonesians, from children to elder people, can identify with.

Jonathan Hagard

Jonathan Hagard is a french indonesian director, animator and illustrator. Between documentary and animated fiction, based on his experiences and researches in sprawling cities such Tokyo and Jakarta, he tells stories through traditional animation and new medias.

Director: Jonathan Hagard
Production: Jonathan Hagard, Nova Dewi Setiabudi, Andreas Hartmann.
Screenplay: Jonathan Hagard.
Animation: Jonathan Hagard.