There is a unique way of watching films in Indonesian that also shapes the memory of experiencing films in the country; it is called “layar tancap”, or outdoor screening. It is usually held in an open square (eg. a football field), where a film is projected onto a large screen. In one night, several films are projected for free. Independent film screeners run these outdoor screenings. This tradition not only shapes the experience of watching films but also becomes an event for social gatherings where people meet at “pasar malam” (night fair) for social interaction and economic transaction.
Indonesia, September 7, 2023