The making of:

Kaghati

indonesian animated short film

Why Kites?

In the loosest sense, kites symbolize freedom. They fly openly into the sky but at the same time are supported from the ground below. Without its spool and thread, the kite will fly uncontrollably; getting stuck to power lines or wandering astray. In this fast-paced, technological world, we often get caught up in our future goals and how to keep moving forward. Kaghati aims to highlight the importance of looking back—understanding and appreciating our cultural roots—be it through the simple, shared moment of flying a kite.

Read my Kaghati log here!
records of our process since day 0 :)
Meet Alya and Ridwan!

Here are the profiles of our two characters:

Name
Gender
Age
Height
Weight
Place of Birth
Traits
: Alya Angkasa
: Female
: 9
: 106 cm
: 32 Kg
: Jakarta, Indonesia
: Playful, Short-tempered,
  Curious, Determined
Name
Gender
Age
Height
Weight
Place of Birth

Traits
: Ridwan Angkasa
: Male
: 68
: 170 cm
: 65 Kg
: Raha Town, Muna Island, Indonesia
: Patient, Meticulous,
  Adventurous, Wise
Meanings and symbolism of the names:
Alya; "sky, heaven, loftiness" in Arabic.
Ridwan; "pleased", In Islamic tradition.
(Ridwan Angkasa is also based off my grandfather's name)
Angkasa; “sky, space” in Indonesian.

 
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