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Leonard Retel Helmrich in Shape of the Moon

Shape of the Moon

2005 NR

Leonard Retel Helmrich's stirring documentary, which won the 2005 Sundance Film Festival's World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize, explores the daily lives of a Christian family in Indonesia. Rumidja, a widow, prays regularly to God with her granddaughter, Tari, while practicing some Muslim traditions; Rumija's son, Bakti, is fiercely independent and eschews Muslim traditions -- until he decides to marry a Muslim woman and must convert.