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A Return to Peace

Trismana, Ari

A Return to Peace (Beta Mau Jumpa) focuses on the efforts of Ambonese – and especially Ambonese women – to return to a life of relative peaceful co-existence today, some twenty years after the worst of the Maluku violence. The film juxtaposes flashbacks on the Ambon violence with person-centered accounts of the efforts of men and, especially, women to bring about some measure of reconciliation across faith traditions. This moving documentary account has won broad acclaim among viewers in Indonesia.