Katia Engel


all is forgiven for we have been happy


documentary film, 90 minutes

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.

Directed by : Katia Engel & Paul Agusta
Cinematography by: Faozan Rizal
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 90 minutes