New Media

Replacements (Penggantian)

Virtual reality film, 12 min
Japan, Germany, Indonesia 2020
Format: VR monoscopic, Ambisonic Audio
Delivery: 360 video (Oculus, Gear VR, etc…)
Producer and director: Jonathan Hagard
Co-producer Germany: Andreas Hartmann
Co-producer Indonesia: Nova Dewi Setiabudi


A VR story based on true events about roots, time and change.


“Replacements” depicts a Javanese family living in a fictional neighborhood in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. Inspired by people and places that truly exist, they are witnesses of this congested metropolis’s urban, environmental, political, and cultural transformations from about 1980 to 2020.

A praise of the satisfaction of impermanent things, it tells about the dented yet peaceful transition of an old traditional village to an uprooted megapolis through three generations.

This experience aims to appreciate and introspect Jakarta’s recent history through the eyes of an ordinary family that most of Indonesians, from children to elder people, can identify with.

Festivals and Awards

  • 77th Venice International Film Festival – Venice VR Expanded Competition 2020
  • 22th Bucheon International Animation Festival 2020
  • VeeR 360 Cinema at Cannes XR Finalist 2020

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