Rezeki – Gold and stone mining in Aceh is the result of anthropological researches on gold and stone mining and on marriage and labour in West Aceh (Indonesia). It is about seeking fortune (rezeki) and fast money in post- tsunami, post-conflict and resource-rich Aceh.

It is a choral description of the relationship between a female-centred, matrifocal agricultural work and landscape (which includes men’s work too) and the ostentatiously male risky work of gold miners, up in the mountains, in the pits compounds where women are banned. It is, therefore, a film about young men desiring success and girls, and young women laughing about them. It is also a vision of landscapes of different resources. The movie fits with SAF perspective, Rezeki tell how the landscape changes thanks to a continuous dialogue with human being and vice versa. The film does not privilege one character but is rythmated by a woman’s narration. She is a war survivor, a farmer and the mother of two miners. The images of miners descending down the mineshafts are then constantly reinserted in the village everyday life and words.

Concept: Silvia Vignato
Authors: Giacomo Tabacco, Silvia Vignato
Directors: Parsifal Reparato, Silvia Vignato
Language: Indonesian and Acehnese with English subtitles
Length: 54 minutes
Producers: SEATIDE, University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB)

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