Synopsis by Tom Vick
Whispering Sands takes place on the island of East Java, and stars Indonesian superstar Christine Hakim as a village midwife who sells traditional herbs to augment her living. She and her willful teenage daughter, Daya (Dian Sastrowardoyo), have fled to a tiny, sand-swept village to escape political violence. Daya's father, Agus, has been missing for years, and Daya, lonely and isolated, dreams of his return. When he finally does return, broke and in debt to a vicious loan shark, the family is forced to set off on a dangerous journey across East Java's ruggedly surreal landscape.