Film Long Sa’an

by Erick Est


FilmLong Sa’an
DirectorErick EST
LanguageIndonesian & Bajo (German subtitles)
CinemaAbaton Cinema
TimeThursday, 21st of November 2019


Journey to Homeland, by Erick EST, Indonesia 2014, OmdU

FOR hundreds of years, the Dayak Kenyah tribe lived in a village in the hug of the wilderness. Until one day, the news came. They must leave their ancestral lands.

What is wrong? Why did this tribe have to leave their ‘mother’s’ land and choose another place to settle?

Long Sa’an tells the journey of the Dayak Kenyah to return to their homeland. Taking the format of a documentary, this film narrates the irony of forgotten culture and how people leave their eden to pursue something artificial.

Through this film by Erick EST, you will be joining an adventure through the world’s oldest forests in Kalimantan.


About Erick EST

Erick Ebert Sabungan Tambunan aka Erick EST grew up in Dumai City, Riau. Erick’s interest in the world of visual arts began when his father gave him a camera. Since then, the two years old Erick has always been interested in the world of photography.

Even so, the world of cinematography never existed in his mind. The science background running in his made Erick ignore the possibility of working in the field of arts.

However, a big change occurred when he was admitted into the Fine Arts and Design Study at Udayana University, Bali. For him, it was a perfect fit. He could easily find a connection between his background of physics and art.

The first film he did was titled Kenapa Aku (2000). That collaborative work with a friend makes him addicted to working on other films.

A comedy genre film, Telat, is his second work. After that, Erick worked on another genre, namely thrillers. For the sake of funding his filmmaking, he was even willing to sell his motorcycle.

The sacrifice paid well. In 2004, Erick won the award as the best Indonesian and best director at the 15/15 Film Festival. He was also nominated for the category best editing for the film Rapuh.

Now, this young man who lives in Bali is known as a documentary film director and video clip maker for indie bands like Superman is Dead, Navicula, as well as foreign band, Free Like Me.


In 2019, Pasar Hamburg opens doors for visitors with the first odd-year event format. Indonesian musician Sandhy Sondoro concert will be the opening act in October.

Furthermore, in November, the Indonesian Film Screening event will be held in Abaton cinema in Hamburg.

Pasar Hamburg will again greet visitors in 2020 by presenting arts and cultural performances and trade shows on the 16th – 18 th of October 2020 at Messehalle Hamburg. This event in two years in a row took on grand theme of 2019 Welcoming the 8th Anniversary of Pasar Hamburg 2020.

Film Screening

Indonesian Film Screening in Abaton Cinema Hamburg

SINCE 2015, Pasar Hamburg is enlivened by films screening by Indonesian filmmakers. This year, film screenings is presented with a new concept.

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