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Necessity of Life (2021) is a short film about a middle-aged taxi driver must drive his female passenger home but his intentions are unclear. It is a story of everyday encounters, between the working and upper class, especially the Native
and Chinese-Indonesian people in Indonesia.

Kevin Rahardjo (1999, Indonesia) is an independent filmmaker based in Jakarta, Indonesia. His Chinese descent exposed him to a lot of cultural differences and social issues in Indonesia which influence his works today. Rahardjo is an alumni of BIFAN NAFF Fantastic Film School 2022. He got selected for Vivo Vision Plus Pitching Competition, where he developed and shot a film “Seleksi” in 2021. His works have been exhibited at HBO’s Urbanworld Film Festival, Encounter Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival, Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival, Minikino Film Week & Kinosaurus Jakarta. more...

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