Emeralds of the Sea (Indonesia Indah III) completes a trilogy of films which were commissioned by the Indonesian government for the purpose of promoting an understanding between the varied cultures of their nation. Joining Dance of Life (1984), a tribute to the art, ritual, and unity of Indonesia, and Island Child (1986), a reflection of the country’s rich diversity, Emeralds of the Sea celebrates the joyful spirit of the Indonesian people. MacGillivray Freeman Films followed mountain climbers in West Kalimantan, sky divers over Bali, white water rafters in Jambi, bicycle racers in Bengkulu, and scientists at a Central Kalimantan orangutan preserve, to express the high spirit and sparkling contrasts within the island nation.

Length: 32:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1991
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  • Alternate Titles: Indonesia Indah III
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    MacGillivray Freeman Films

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  • Producer: Greg MacGillivray, Alec Lorimore
  • Director:  Greg MacGillivray, Alec Lorimore
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  • Writer:  Madame E.N. Sudharmono
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  • Adventure
  • Cultural Studies
  • Destination
  • Documentary



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