Small Town, Big Dreams

Our warmly-received short film features the aspirations of young people from Ponorogo, Indonesia. Supported by remittances sent home by migrant parents, Miko and Nisa are hard on the heels of their goals of being an entrepreneur and a nurse. Having grown up in a quiet sub-district in Ponorogo, what are the depth and breadth of their dreams?

Would you like to organise a film screening and/or a research presentation based on ‘Small Town, Big Dreams’? Contact Kellynn Wee at

Small Town, Big Dreams from Asia Research Institute on Vimeo.

Click through the slideshow below for a glimpse of the sights and sounds of Ponorogo, Indonesia.