Cublak Cublak Suweng – Indonesia

Cublak cublak suweng Asia Indonesia Guessing game Props: a little stone N.o.p.: 5
Four girls are sitting on their knees in a small circle; another girl is positioned in the middle while bending forwards. The four girls are putting their hands on the back of the girl in the middle and one girl who has the stone starts telling some lines, while touching the other hands one by one. On the last word of the text she puts the stone in the hand of one of the girls, and then they continue in saying the text for another line. Then the girl in the middle raises her body and has to guess who will have the stone in her hand. If she finds the correct girl, then that girl with the stone in her hand changes position with the girl in the middle and starts the game from the beginning. If she fails to find the right girl with the stone in her hand, the game starts all over with everybody in the same position.

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 1999

Blarak Blarak Sempal – Indonesia

Blarak blarak sempal Asia Indonesia Playing with things Props: part of a dried coconut N.o.p.: 4
Four children make a circle around a small piece of coconut and have their hands tied. Two of them, standing opposite each other, put each onefoot in the coconut. The other two boys then walk in one and the same direction while holding all hands tied. While walking in a circle all boys say some text and they try to hold on, but most of the time all boys get tired and fall on the ground before they have finished the text. Then the game starts again, if they still have the strength for it.

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 1999

Dingklik oglak aglik – Indonesia

Dingklik oglan aglik Asia Indonesia Clapping game No props N.o.p.: Four children are standing in a circle. Two of them move forward with their hands still tightened underneath the hands of the other two boys. They put one leg over the leg of their neighbour, so that they are all standing on one leg. Some girls aside as well as the boys at play are loudly saying some lines, while clapping in their hands. When they do so, they quicken one’s pace until they get too tired and fall on the ground. After falling on the ground they start again.

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 1999

Jamur Parut – Indonesia

Jamur parut Asia Indonesia Exerting game No props N.o.p.: 5 +
The girls make a circle and walk, one girl is inside. She may chose what is the next game to be played. Jamur parut it will be, they sit on a wall and one girl must try to make the other girls laugh, which she tries with a little stone under the feet of the girls. It’s hard not to laugh when she is doing that!

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 1999

Keplekan – Indonesia

Keplekan Asia Indonesia Playing with things Props: two pigeons N.o.p.: 2
Two boys are playing with two pigeons, a male and a female. The boys stand some 50 metres apart from each other. The boy at the back has the male pigeon; the other boy at the front has the female pigeon in his hand. He lets the female pigeon make some flying moves, which attracts the attention of the male pigeon and he flies to the female pigeon. The trick is to get the male pigeon flying to the female pigeon. This is not a real game; it is a play with pigeons.

Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel
Editor: Timo Gilhuis
Shooting date: 1999