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Rheza Arden Wiguna
Director
Banu Wirandoko
Director
Caesario Barkah
Producer
Production Status
In Production
Date of Completion
March 2019
Length
90 minutes
Total Budget
USD 200,000
Financing In Place
USD 40,000
Requested Contribution
USD 160,000
Production Company
Seeds Motion
Sculpting the Giant
A man promised to build the biggest copper statue on earth but must face crisis and misfortunes. Staying true to his words, he and his team dedicated 28 years to learn more than just how to sculpt a giant.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) is a controversy as well as a symbol of hope. Rising over 121 meters tall and weighing 3,000 tons on top of Ungasan, Bali, the majestic giant contravenes many Balinese local norms, purported to be a part of corruption scheme, and opposed by many cultural experts. On the other hand, GWK is projected to be one of Indonesia’s greatest tourism asset; combining modernized icon with traditional values and providing a hub for many cultural exhibitions.

The film revolves around its sculptor Nyoman Nuarta and his team, the trials and tribulations they must endure to finish a project that was planned to be done in 3 years, yet took them 28 years. This journey has changed and enriched them, not only in terms of statue-construction technology and management knowledge but their spiritual and philosophical point of view towards raising a giant in the “land of god”.