The Sako Tapes
October 2, 2020 at 10:17:21 AM
A film about Sako, an eccentric Indonesian man with Chinese roots.
Sako is struggling with his past. He is traumatized because of the murder of his innocent father, who was one of the many alleged communists that were killed in the transition period to the Suharto regime in Indonesia in 1965.
Sadly, this brutal period is still taboo in Indonesia and what makes it more painful for Sako is that during this time, he supported the responsible regime. To break the taboo and process his trauma, Sako went out with his camcorder and filmed people close to him and talked with them about their experiences related to this past.