Title Details

Hasans, The - A Buginese Trading Family

This film is about the Hasan family who run a fleet of boats from the West Java port of Surabaya.
Series : Our Asian Neighbours - Indonesia | Episode : 5 | Year : 1975 | Total Duration : 23 Minutes | Producer : John Morris
Director : Brian Hannant |
Zoom in to graphic map of Australia and Indonesia to Surabaya on Western Java. VS noisy Buginese workers around traditional junk ships (Prahu) on dock and MS group pulling on rope and men on ship's rigging. MS Arras Hasan from a typical merchant family. Tilt and zoom to men at top of ship's mast. CU Pak Hasan, Arras' retired father shouting orders. MS men turning cable pole. VS Buginese hammering in wooden pegs securing mast. VS Arras climbing external stairs to apartment where he wakes his sleeping brother Nasir. VS Arras handing Nasir money then Nasir dressing and leaving on motorbike. MS Arras sitting in office behind glass window. GS woman bringing tray of drinks into office
Access No. 142014 | 3 mins 57 secs | 1970s | Surabaya, West Java, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of the Hasan's oldest ship, the Maminasae, and VS of crew. CU captain Arras bin Halid, another Hasan family member. MS crew working pump. Various views of sails being adjusted. CUs bin Halid shouting orders. CU ropes being tied. GS Arras and Pak Hasan chatting in room and having tea. GS steam train arriving train stop with VS Nasir Hasan walking into railway shop and buying turnbuckle. GS street scene and track following Arras on motorbike. POV shots of bike down street and into warehouse. WS men moving wooden crates. GS Arras walking through to office, greeting people and shaking hands with shipping agent Sarkati. GS both men moving to desk. CUs of their faces as they discuss business.
Access No. 142015 | 3 mins 32 secs | 1970s | Surabaya, West Java, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS Buginese seamen throwing rope from the Maminasae to tug. VS ship being towed by tug along canal lined with boats through main port of Surabaya. MS owner Pak Hasan watching as the boat comes along canal. GS canoe rowing out to Maminasae and VS men on board with others coming on and off ship via plank. VS Arras leaving ship, joining his father Pak walking past tailors. High angle WS over docks and various dock activities such as trucks, buffaloe-drawn cart and steam train seen through boat rigging. GS Arras and Pak entering office where man writes on blackboard before greeting them. High angle shot of Pak and Arras sitting at desk in office with secretary typing at desk next to them. MS men looking through papers and smoking pipe as they talk.
Access No. 142016 | 3 mins 18 secs | 1970s | Surabaya, West Java, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle shot over man walking down busy trading street. VS boats moored in canal and men on docks with lengths of timber. VS timber planks being loaded onto trucks. CU Arras Hasan smoking cigarette in conical holder. GS covered cart carrying timber planks through streets. CU man in sunglasses counting sticks. VS uniformed police or inspectors inspecting activities and talking to man as timbers are unloaded from ship. WS of Arras riding his motorbike through streets to warehouse. MS Arras and shipping agent Sarkati looking at stacks of bicycle tyres and other cargoes. WS docks with line of ships' bows. WS house at night. Interior shots of Hasan family gathered at dinner table with CU's of various faces talking as they serve food and eat.
Access No. 142017 | 3 mins 14 secs | 1970s | Surabaya, West Java, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |
Zoom out from equations on blackboard to children sitting at desk in room. CU small girl writing in book. GS sailors on ship's deck at night playing stringed instrument and singing. CU men relaxing, smoking and watching musician. VS men playing dominoes by lantern light. GS men from the Hasan family chatting on lounge in house with VS of family activity around them. High shot over sailors sleeping in huddle on deck. WS men rolling out grey sail cloth and crowd of men watching. CU man threading cotton into needle and MS men squatting along one edge sewing. Tilt down ship's mast to men loading building materials onto ship. GS of men in ship's hold with timber ribbing visible. High angle shot over timbers being passed up from hold to deck.
Access No. 142018 | 2 mins 41 secs | 1970s | Surabaya, West Java, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS men working on sailing ship with man painting side, carpenters building cabin hammering timbers, WS ship with dock activity in foreground. MS boy painting mast and CU to his foot covered in dripping red paint. GS loading of the Hasan family ship Maminasae. Tilt to men carrying sacks on their shoulders as they cross plank. GS cargo being loaded into hold. CUs of Arras and Nasir Hasan looking at papers. VS men loading bundles of boxed matches, rope, tyres and other cargoes onto boat. Tilt from model ship on office wall to Arras at desk. CUs Arras signing forms and shipping agent Sarkati counting wad of paper money. WS ship in harbour with sails being hoisted. High angle CU of man securing compass to deck post. CU foamy water rushing past.
Access No. 142019 | 2 mins 9 secs | 1970s | Surabaya, West Java, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU foamy water rushing past POV ship's deck. Tilt up to sailor wearing helmet. CU to compass and MS Arras Hasan giving orders. Zoom out from top sail to WS of ship Maminasae departing. Pan to deck of new ship with men sitting cross-legged around feast for Salamatan for the Islamic holy day. Vs men eating with fingers from the various plates of food. VS women holding their own Salamatan. MS man reading from book (probably Koran). WS of ship at busy dock and zoom in to MS man tying rope to timber plank. VS of activity around the new Hasan ship named Margaminasa ship leaving dock. GS Pak Hasan waving farewell from dock. Good zoom out from sailor standing on bow to WS of ship with full brown sails heading out to sea. VS crew, rudders, cargo etc.
Access No. 142020 | 3 mins 8 secs | 1970s | Surabaya, West Java, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |