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Feminists and LGBT

Can they work together? Religious objections make it hard

Vigilante partnerships

Reclaiming Jakarta with the Forum Betawi Rempug

Vigilantism, religion and urbanism

An interview with Sana Jaffrey

Between an Islamic saint and Che Guevara? 

Jakarta’s urban poor see Habib Rizieq Shihab as a homegrown symbol of resistance and rebelliousness in the midst of their own marginisation 

Rebranding for revival

In an election year, a reunion of the 212 Movement reflects a changing political landscape for urban Islam, but is there also a changing of the guard?

Concerts for cash

Indonesia has a plan to boost the economy through large-scale arts, cultural and sporting events, but are they ready?

Healing the nation? Part 2

Recent attempts to address the Indonesian genocide after 1 October 1966

Healing the nation? Part 1

Recent attempts to address the Indonesian genocide after 1 October 1966

Photo essay: Human-Nature connections

Indigenous Dayak Benawan in West Kalimantan

Cultural blind-spots of the Anti-Sexual Violence Law

Dealing with sexual violence in Indonesia calls for culturally sensitive and context-specific approaches

A history of film activism

Though characterised by autocracy and authoritarianism, political dissent found a place in the cinema of the Sukarno and Suharto eras

Internationalisation as democratisation?

Film festivals, streaming and creative freedom

Filming female agency in environmental activism

Recent documentaries have highlighted the agency of women in tackling the local and global environmental challenges of our time 

Educating the educators

Promoting gender equality and social inclusion in film education will shape the future of Indonesia’s film industry for the better

Telling human rights stories on film

AJAR works with filmmakers, human rights workers, educators and survivors to tell stories on film that aim to raise awareness, bring healing and push for change

Maximum impact

The production and strategic planning behind films looking to effect social change in Indonesia is slowly reaching a new level of sophistication

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