The 2017 Sail Sabang festival will feature screenings of feature and short films from Nov. 27 to Dec. 5. (Photo courtesy of Berita Satu Media)

Film Screenings to Greet Jokowi in Sail Sabang Festival

BY :JAKARTA GLOBE

NOVEMBER 24, 2017

Jakarta. The 2017 Sail Sabang festival will feature screenings of feature and short films from Nov. 27 to Dec. 5.

The festival's unique Dome Screen will play a series of sci-fi movies on Dec. 3-5 and host a TEDxSabang that will discuss music, technology and the creative industry.

"Our audience will be taken into an adventure of the mind with guest stars Nyak Ina Raseuki (Ubiet), Gibran Chuzaefah and Hijrah Saputra," Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) representative Hari Sungkari said.

Hari said everyone is excited that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will attend the event.

Sabang's greatest strength is marine tourism, as anyone who has witnessed its crystal blue sea can attest. The waters around Sabang are a meeting place of the Indian Ocean and the Malacca Strait, and offer up an underwater paradise filled with hundreds of fish species and beautiful natural coral reefs.

It is also the site for the famous Zero Kilometer Monument that marks the westernmost tip of the Indonesian archipelago.

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