Nokas
Director : Manuel Alberto Maia
Indonesia
Duration : 87 mins

It is not so simple to marry in East Nusa Tenggara. Men are obliged to offer a significant dowry to the bride’s family. The sum of the dowry is often an immense burden for the groom-to-be. There are times when this tradition has also reduced the meaning of marriage into a business transaction.
Through an observational approach, this film follows Nokas’ struggle to get the dowry so he can finally be married to the love of his life.

Tidak mudah menikah di Nusa Tenggara Timur. Pria berkewajiban untuk menawarkan mas kawin yang besar ke keluarga pengantin wanita. Jumlah mas kawin seringkali merupakan beban yang sangat besar bagi calon pengantin laki-laki.