DA MAN is a men's fashion and lifestyle magazine launched in May 2007. This established, sophisticated magazine is packed with inspiring articles and enriched with beautiful photography, covering the very best in fashion and lifestyle for SE Asia's growing market of young, educated, well-traveled, fashion-conscious and trendsetting guys. Offering topical and up-to-date information, DA MAN is the guide to good living. DA MAN is published six times a year with a print run of 45,000 copies (and growing) and is distributed in Singapore, Indonesia and other selected locales, including New York and Los Angeles.
Good movies tell the stories the audience wants to see. Great movies tell the stories the audience needs to see. In this issue of DAMAN, we feature the stories of Laura Basuki and Dion Wiyoko, the two leads of the upcoming “Susi Susanti: Love All.” Is this a great movie? I’m sure that there will be plenty of arguments for and against, but if anything I do believe that this is a movie telling a story that needs to be told. For those of us who grew up seeing Indonesia win its first ever gold medal, Susi Susanti and Alan Budikusuma are heroes—real-life, relatable heroes who basically told us that no achievement is beyond us. So, their story is something we definitely want to see. “Susi Susanti: Love All,” however, is not your typical “underdog becomes world champion” story, as it touches on many issues that may strike a chord with many of us: Tolerance, acceptance, how we treat the ones we call our nation’s heroes. And sacrifice. This is a story that we definitely need to see.