Master Boat Builder of Sulawesi, Haji DJafar

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Davide Dominici - Indonesia - 10 MINS

World PREMIERE | filmmaker attending
Short | Documentary, Short

HAJI DJAFAR is a master boat builder from Tana Beru, Sulawesi. Haji who is now over 80 years old was crafting traditional timber boats with only hand adzes and augers instead of the power tools that are used today. Although Haji has retired he is still passing on his skills and knowledge to his sons and grandsons in the construction of vessels that use the traditional edge-jointed technique of hidden internal dowels that are unique to this culture.