A film entitled Cita-Citaku Setinggi Tanah or literally My Ideal is as High as Land was played at the Aston Denpasar Hotel and Convention Center on Sunday (Apr 28). Screening of the charity film for cancer patients received applause from the Denpasar dwellers and surrounding communities. Approximately 600 people consisting of children and adults watched the film ordinarily included in the festival overseas. Public Relations, Rike Liwan, said the actual target was 900 spectators for twice playback. The ticket was sold for IDR 50,000 where the total results of the ticket sale would be entirely donated to the Children Cancer Care Foundation of Indonesia. “The Aston Denpasar is very happy to help the charity event. Ranging from setting up the infrastructure and facilities to playback of the movie on friendship could run well,” she said.
The film executive, Meilany Adolfin Runtuwene, said the making process of the film was quite long namely about two years and had been circulating since last year in all the cinemas across Indonesia. The film telling the story about the wish of the four children was frequently invited to be screened at film festivals overseas. “Results of the screening have been transformed into a halfway house for children with cancer in Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung and Denpasar,” she added. Moral message conveyed in the film was that to attain the desires or ideals would not come easily. Everything should go through a process with a strong commitment to make it happen. “We just got back from Berlinale International Film Festival. At such prestigious event, the film was nominated for the best child film category from 26 countries around the world,” she said. (BTN/015)