“Pesantren”, one of the Indonesian project of Dare to Dream Asia, was selected to pitch at DocedgeKolkata, 29 February – 6 March 2016. The pitching forum was attended by both the director, Shalahuddin Siregar, and the producer, Suryani Liauw. Previously titled “A Scent of Youth”, the project will offer its audience a rare access into a unique Islamic boarding school, shown through the lives of its inhabitants. The school is a not only a place where they learn the teachings of Islam as tools to deal with issues in their present and future, but it is also a space that allows them to experience various youthful joy of life.
DocedgeKolkata, Asian Forum for Documentary is an international documentary event attended by some of the most noted documentary makers from across the globe along with foundations and broadcasters. DocedgeKolkata is the most successful documentary platform in India to create co-production opportunities for creative independent filmmakers/artists passionate to produce socially relevant intriguing stories from real life.