Nov 28, 2021 Last Updated 2:48 AM, Nov 25, 2021

Film Film & Cinema

Art and the city

Indonesian artists are using new media to rethink urban space

Sinetron keeps links with Indonesia alive

Despite isolation and multiple migrations the Cocos Malays maintain a resilient culture

Review: Martial mayhem

This silat film breaks the mold

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

'When Love Glorifies God'

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

Filming ambiguity

Young Chinese Indonesian filmmakers examine questions of Chineseness

Hot debates

A law on pornography still divides the community

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

The name game

Or, the years of living with no one to blame

Writing for God

Piety and consumption in popular Islam

A new artistic order?

The arts scene has changed radically since 1998, but some of the old uncertainties remain

Two Sumatran films

The National Library of Australia now has the most comprehensive collection of Indonesian films available outside of Indonesia. Two films in this collection come from Sumatra.

Battle royal

Challenge to political parody on Indonesian television.

Revolution of hope

Independent films are young, free and radical

Women's voices in the arts

Women’s movement activists and artists unite

Moving beyond ignorance

Cultural engagement is yet to reach its full potential

Film revolution?

Women are now on both sides of the camera

Speaking of sex

Ignoring teen sexuality only increases health risks

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Merchants and entrepreneurs

Nov 23, 2021 - BUDIMAN MINASNY & JOSH STENBERG

Jews in Sumatra in the colonial period

'Spilling the tea' on sexual violence

Nov 17, 2021 - ANDI MISBAHUL PRATIWI & NIKODEMUS NIKO

Education Minister Nadiem Makarim’s recent acknowledgement of a ‘sexual violence pandemic’ on the nation’s campuses follows a growing wave of victims speaking out and not without risk

Reinforcing gendered roles in lockdown abroad

Nov 08, 2021 - NELLY MARTIN-ANATIAS, ET AL.

The experiences of Indonesian migrant mothers in NZ’s pandemic reveal that the ideals of Ibuism endure

The isolation poems by Putu Oka Sukanta

Oct 09, 2021 - PUTU OKA SUKANTA, VANNESSA HEARMAN & KIERNAN BOX

Poems by Putu Oka Sukanta were translated by Vannessa Hearman and Kiernan Box with commentary written by Vannessa Hearman based on her interview with the poet.

Reshaping masculine cultures of terrorism

Sep 20, 2021 - NOOR HUDA ISMAIL

Former members of terror networks are focussing on masculinity’s role in encouraging violent extremism in Indonesia

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