Sunan Kalijaga dan Syech Siti Jenar (1985)
The civil war of Paregreg has made Majapahit lose its authority. The situation is chaotic and the people are suffering. Many regents want to replace Majapahit. In these circumstances, Islam begins to spread in Java. The walis (guardians) known as Wali Songo establish Islamic boarding schools. One of them is Sunan Kalijaga. A proposal is made to attack Majapahit and move the center of the kingdom to Bintoro since they already have a strong candidate, Raden Patah. Sunan Kalijaga opposes the idea, arguing that the king of Majapahit never interfered with the walis’ activities in spreading the religion of Islam. The other problem is that Syech Siti Jenar, a well-known wali, is found to be unfaithful to the teachings of Islam. He considers himself as Allah, like his famous teacher, Manunggaling Kawula Gusti. The walis summon Syech Siti Jenar, for a trial. After the meeting of the walis, Sunan Kalijaga follows Syech Siti Jenar. A battle of supernatural power occurs and Syech Siti Jenar surenders and is beheaded. At the end of the film, an old figure appears to narrate the end of Siti Jenar to a group of children. By doing this, the director places the story in the social-political context: about the spreading of Islam in Hindu society at the time, the disagreement between Sunan Kalijaga and the other walis on how to spread the religion and also about the political intrigues then. It is also mentioned that Jenar was willing to help Pengging, one of the kings caught in the political intrigues then.