Fatmawati's Wedding: the Weddings of two Sisters, the Preparations

© Kerlogue
50 minutes / Colour / 1998
Directed by
Fiona Kerlogue

Country of production United Kingdom

This film records the preparations for the wedding of two sisters in eastern Sumatra in December 1996. There is an emphasis on the importance of the role of women in the village. Ritual exchanges of textiles and cakes, and a series of purification rituals are shown.

Language and subtitles English (no subtitles)

Location(s) depicted Sumatra

Region South-East Asia

Country Indonesia

Keywords Gender Role and Identity Marriage Ritual Material Culture