all is forgiven for we have been happy (2017)

documentary film

The film tells the story of Leon Agusta (1938-2015), a Poet, Cultural Activist, and Playwright who was born in Sigiran, Lake Maninjau, West Sumatera. Leon’s craft was fueled by pain of the past from tragedies and betrayals and the many instances love has touched his life. His activism was driven by his love of his birthplace, and the betterment of others. “Semua Sudah Dimaafkan Sebab Kita Pernah Bahagia” sees Paul Agusta, Leon’s youngest son recount what he remembers of his father as well as following him to trace back Leon’s early years to find the roots of his passion and pain as well as for Paul to further know the complex individual that was his father, Leon Agusta

Film Review by Sebastian Partogi, Jakarta Post


  • Cinematography: FAOZAN RIZAL
  • Year of Production: 2017
  • Duration: 90 minutes

Selected Screenings

  • 2022 Ubud Writers Festival, Bali (Indonesien)
  • 2019  Human Rights Film Festival, Amerikanische Botschaft Jakarta (Indonesien)
  • 2018  Taipeh Intl. Documentary Filmfestival (Taiwan)
  • 2017  Asian Film Festival, Yogyakarta (Indonesien)