The Last Boutmen

The Last Boutmen

The Last Boutmen is a short starring Arif Ren'el. Since 1950, boat transportation has been navigating Ambon's bay and carrying passengers from Galala Village to Poka Village, as well as connecting two important islands on Ambon,...

Running Time
17 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Short, Documentary
Director
Ali Bayanudin Kilbaren
Writer
Muhammad Kasim Rumain
Actors
Arif Ren'el
Country
Indonesia
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about short «The Last Boutmen» (14)

Stephen avatar
Stephen

Since 1950, boat transportation has been navigating Ambon's bay and carrying passengers from Galala Village to Poka Village, as well as connecting two important islands on Ambon, Leihitu and Leitimur. Some documentations of Woodbury and Page around 1870 even described the crowded beach of Ambon, loaded with boats, raw sago and firewood transactions. In April 2016, Jokowi inaugurated the Mega Project of Jembatan Merah Putih. This longest bridge in eastern Indonesia has drains more than 700 billion of funds of state budget revenues. Under this magnificent bridge, Arif (56 years old) with 200 other family heads rowed boats. Arif hung his income on rowing boats. However, since the bridge was officially opened to the public, his income dropped dramatically, so do the other boatman. Many of these boatmen choose another job because rowing no longer guarantees to make their ends meet. Arif chose gardening while still rowing the boat. For him, being a boatman also means to preserving the culture and the glory of maritime in Indonesia that has existed since long time ago. Slowly, the number of boatmen continues to decline. All that remains is the last boatmen who tried to keep one of the oldest modes of transportation on Ambon Island. This documentary tries to portray a minor story about the pseudo-advancement that the government is making but in the end makes the small community miserable.

George McCoy avatar
George McCoy

I like Short films and this one is pretty good

Gloria avatar
Gloria

Very good. Recommend.

Brandon Beck avatar
Brandon Beck

I enjoyed it. A sweet story.

Hannah R. avatar
Hannah R.

5 stars all the way. Great story line, great acting.

Amber Green avatar
Amber Green

loved it wow what a work

Bruce B. avatar
Bruce B.

Can watch it 10 times and still see new things you missed. Ali Bayanudin Kilbaren is a genius!

Nicole Montgomery avatar
Nicole Montgomery

Outstanding! I recommend this movie highly as it kept my attention completely.

Billy avatar
Billy

I can't explain enough how brilliant the movie was, it's perfect, and that's definitely an understatement

Gloria avatar
Gloria

Just love Arif Ren'el. He always delivers and makes his movies fun to watch again and again

Julia McCoy avatar
Julia McCoy

Everything a Short fan could ever want. This is my favourite film, and always had a special place in my heart.