Of the Dancing Leaves

Of the Dancing Leaves - Indonesia

A new vegetation of pegagan (Cantella asiatica) grows massively after the 2010 Merapi eruption. It is harvested and consumed mostly by the elders of the villages as a traditional herb. It can also be dried and sold outside the area. The film follows a one-day journey of three Kalitengah Lor elders as they harvest pegagan leaves. While spending time together on the road, they share their past experiences about the Merapi eruption and their reasons for refusing the government’s relocation program.