Dec 01, 2021 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Dec 1, 2021

Arts

Watching Balibo in Jakarta

Packed screenings of the controversial film about the deaths of five Australian journalists in East Timor continue, despite an official ban

Heritage and paradox

Wayang Golek is proclaimed a masterpiece, but what is its future?

W.S.Rendra (1935-2009)

The peacock is no more

'When Love Glorifies God'

Islamic film is emerging as a new genre in the Indonesian film world

Decorated for success

Photo essay: Competition leads to artistry and danger on the streets of Kupang

A second revolution?

Dangdut music continues to be a vital part of Indonesian popular culture

Gestures of power and grace

As Minang dance shows, the guiding rules of culture are often unspoken

Dancing the nation in migration

Indonesian women in Perth perform a ‘uniting’ dance

Moving with the times

An update on dance and music in the reformasi era

Surviving conflict

Aceh’s performing arts have blossomed despite the conflict and the tsunami

A hybrid popular culture

Indonesian pop music and television still have a significant influence in East Timor

Graphic resistance

Photo-essay: Dissent and struggle are persistent themes of images adorning walls across East Timor

The Indie takeover

Independent record labels give the majors a run for their money

Filming ambiguity

Young Chinese Indonesian filmmakers examine questions of Chineseness

Demonstrating diversity

Photo-essay: Yogya’s community protests against the Pornography Bill

Hot debates

A law on pornography still divides the community

Beyond the Museum

Asmat bisj-poles gain new meaning in a Papuan refugee protest in Melbourne

Arnold Ap and Theys Eluay

Political assassinations targeted West Papua’s culture and political identity

Chocolate Strawberry

An Indonesian film breaks new ground on the subject of teenage sexuality

Indonesia'€™s Q!Film Festival

Young Indonesians are using an alternative film festival to promote awareness of sexual diversity

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