Our land that used to be prosperous. Now it is taken for industrial area. This was our prosperous land green, paddifield, big trees, and cool air.
This video is made by youth in a yearly program called "Jalan Remaja 1208" ("Youth Path 1208") by Kampung Halaman Foundation, a reflection program on UN's International Youth Day. Youth in many different communities and locations in Indonesia are encouraged to share their personal experiences and point of view regarding issues surrounding them through video diaries. Every 12 August, all videos are screened and discussed by local communities all around Indonesia.
In 2011, KH raised an issue about "Being Instan?" ("Me, Instan?"). “Hanya Kenangan” (“Only Memories”) was one of the video, made by youth in Cilacap, Central Java Indonesia. Their concern was about the change in their kampong. They said, “My kampong was fertile, full of trees and green fields. Now all is change. There are tall buildings, smokey in my kampong. My green kampong only remains as a memory”.
jalanremaja. (April 14, 2012). Hanya Kenangan (Only Memories). Retrieved May 19, 2013, from EngageMedia Web site: http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/jalanremaja/videos/hanya-kenangan.