ACTS of terrorism are always associated with Islam, and have recently occurred in Paris, France, it seems relevant to the issues raised in the film Bulan Terbelah di Langit Amerika (Moon Split on American’s Sky) which is released in mid-December. As reported by various media, the attackers in Paris were the ‘radical jihadists’ who sought to spread terror in the name of Islam.
The film which is adapted from the novel with the same title by Hanum Rais and Rangga Almahendra tells of terror 9 November 2001 that occurred in the twin towers of the World Trade Center, New York. According Hanum, Bulan Terbelah di Langit Amerika raises about the name of Islam which was hijacked, and since the 2001 tragedy occurred evenly Islamophobia are spread in the Western world.
“Islamophobia gradually reduced, then it nurtured again because of act which is always to discredit Islam, such as the recent event in Paris. This film will answer about whether Islam like that? Certainly not with words, but by braiding of the story, adapted from a lot of stories about 9/11 from the families of the WTC victims, and the other angles, “said Hanum in a media release to Republika.co.id, Tuesday (17/11/15).
From the novel story, Hanum and Rangga wrote about half of the seconds of the plane that crashed into the WTC twin towers in 2001 from the perspective of someone who witnessed it. This book tells about the dilemma of a Muslim journalist named Hanum, who was asked to write an article entitled ‘Would the World Be A Better Place without Islam? ‘ by a news agency published in the West.
Tue, 17 November 2015