A documentary on Restaurant Indonesia in Paris, which was founded by political exiles as a monument to human rights struggles during Suharto's New Order regime.
The aspiration to build a new Indonesia under the leadership of Soekarno caused the delegation of some citizens to Europe as students, artists, and journalists to absorb new knowledge and gather experiences. During the time of those achievements, the 'September 30' movement (G30S) greatly influenced those who were abroad.
The repression by the New Order regime of those who were considered leftist and communist was executed through screenings and withdrawals of passports. A few of these citizens chose not to return to Indonesia due to the scale of the consequences, such as forceful arrest and abduction.
To survive through these tragedies, a restaurant was opened as a symbol of solidarity among exiles. Restaurant Indonesia in Paris became part of the emancipation movement by Indonesians who were deeply concerned about the human rights issues faced by other immigrants. Restaurant Indonesia was boycotted by Suharto's regime, but the inconsiderate labeling of the "red restaurant" never deterred its spirit to be a monument of human rights struggles.