Banda The Dark Forgotten Trail

Di abad pertengahan, segenggam pala di Pasar Eropa dianggap lebih berharga dari sepeti emas. Monopoli bangsa arab dan perseteruan dalam perang salib membawa Eropa ke dalam perburuan menemukan pulau-pulau penghasil rempah. Perseteruan bangsa-bangsa terjadi akibat rempah-rempah. Kepulauan Banda yang saat itu menjadi satu-satunya tempat pohon-pohon pala tumbuh menjadi kawasan yang paling diperebutkan. Belanda bahkan rela melepas Nieuw Amsterdam (Mannhatan, New York) agar bisa mengusir Inggris dari kepulauan tersebut. Pembantain massal dan perbudakan pertama di Nusantara terjadi di Kepulauan Banda. Di sana pula, sebuah semangat kebangsaan dan identitas multikultural lahir menjadi warisan sejarah dunia.

In medieval centuries, a handful of nutmegs worth more than a crate of gold in European Markets. Monopoly of the Arab and the crusade wars brought European countries in the race to find spice islands, which later sparked the clash of nations. Banda, the only place where nutmegs grew, became the place European nations fought over. For Banda, The Netherlands gave up Nieuw Amsterdam (Manhattan, New York) to expel Britain from there. In Banda, the first slavery and massacre happened in Indonesia. But there too, the spirit of nationalism and multicultural identity was born to be the world’s historical legacy.

Year: 2017
Directed by: Jay Subyakto
Genre: Documentary Feature
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