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Azhari Ali - An Acehnese University Student

Examines the daily life of a university student in Indonesia.
Series : Our Asian Neighbours - Indonesia | Episode : 2 | Year : 1975 | Total Duration : 22 Minutes | Producer : John Morris
Director : Brian Hannant |
Map of Australia and Indonesia to Banda Aceh. Great Mosque. Agricultural student Azhari Ali inside the mosque performing duties at sunrise such as turning on lights and distributing money collection tins. Azhari in his lodgings at the back of the mosque. Azhari studying at his desk. Moazan calling the Adsan and mosque exterior at sunrise. Azhari with fellow worshippers attending prayers and men bowing on floor then women in white robes in prayer.
Access No. 141996 | 3 mins 48 secs | 1970s | Aceh, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |
Student Azhari Ali addressing prayer meeting from desk at front of room. Men sitting on mat on floor counting money donations which is recorded by Azhari Ali in book. Traffic outside mosque. Azhari bolting lock on gate and walking to bath house where he cleans and dresses himself before leaving with books under his arm to university. Street scenes as Azhari walks to cafe where he is given newspaper and places an order. Food being prepared in cafe kitchen. Policeman blowing whistle and directing traffic as Azhari passes. Azhari boarding bus. Darussalam bus down rural street. Passengers inside bus. Bus arriving at University.
Access No. 141997 | 4 mins 17 secs | 1970s | Aceh, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |
Students entering chemistry laboratory at university with track along shelf full of bottles as students walk to desks. Lecturer at blackboard at front of room and male and female students readying test tubes and equipment. Students listening to lecturer then starting experiments. Azhari Ali outside university then being picked up by friend on motorcycle, riding pillion through streets arriving at coffee shop. Azhari and people seated around table at coffee shop drinking from glasses. Group leaving table for midday prayer. Mosque tower and shops in street preparing to close. Men outside mosque discarding shoes and washing in troughs near stairs. Men washing feet, faces and arms.
Access No. 141998 | 3 mins 58 secs | 1970s | Aceh, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |
People preparing for prayer around mosque. Men praying with eyes closed, kneeling on floor and bowing. Bicycles parked outside mosque. Man walking to raised Kutbar box and introducing prayer. Moazin calling the Adsan into microphone. Rooftops of town relaying Adsan from speakers. People on prayer mats outside mosque. People in prayer rows of people on mats. Temple minarets across to distant mountains. Imam shifting then giving prayer with followers intoning with him. Rows of people bent over in prayer and crowds on mats outside. Elderly man in prayer.
Access No. 141999 | 3 mins 39 secs | 1970s | Aceh, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |
People at end of prayer slowly preparing to leave mosque. Crowds on prayer mats outside mosque lifting mats and leaving. Crowds pouring onto streets from mosque gates. Man ringing tubular bell at mosque. Azhari Ali rising from short nap and sitting at table to study. Azhari reading and writing. Azhari and friend arriving by motorbike at outdoor basketball court. Men playing basketball. Mosque at sunset with pink sky in background. Azhari and three friends sitting on floor of mosque waiting for call to Magrib, evening prayer. Mosque in the evening.
Access No. 142000 | 2 mins 54 secs | 1970s | Aceh, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |
Azhari Ali leaving mosque at night and entering home of wealthy businessman to teach his children the Koran. Azhari entering house where the couple sit at table and into room where five children sit on floor awaiting instruction. Azhari seated on floor with children and children singing. Men sitting outside at night. Azhari chanting with children while pointing to words in Koran. Family sitting on verandah at night. Azhari joining group of men outside and using empty schoolroom for group study session. Men studying and discussing work.
Access No. 142001 | 3 mins 51 secs | 1970s | Aceh, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |