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Day: March 6, 2020

Review: Mekah I’m Coming (2020)
Focus: Indonesia, Movie Review

Review: Mekah I’m Coming (2020)

Jeihan Angga's full-feature directorial debut, Mekah I'm Coming, is a deadpan rom-com rooted from several social commentaries about the obsession towards Hajj, Muslim's sacred pilgrimage to Mecca. Rizky Nazar and Michelle Ziudith portray the rom-com couple whose love is tested in the midst of the shenanigans. Through their love ordeals, the narrative brings honest, straightforward, and, sometimes, harsh commentaries about the rural Muslim community and the flaws in the travel industry capitalizing the pilgrimage. To put a context to the whole write-up, here's a little summary of the movie's socio-cultural subtexts. As a country with the largest Muslim population in the world, Indonesia—located further away from the epicenter of the Muslim world—has quite a distinct socio-cultural pract...

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