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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

Internasionalisasi sebagai demokratisasi?

Festival film, streaming, dan kebebasan berkreasi

Transformasi pendidikan film

Mempromosikan kesetaraan gender dan inklusi sosial dalam pendidikan film akan membentuk masa depan industri film Indonesia yang lebih baik

Screen politics

The production of visual content has exploded in recent years. Increasingly this medium is being used in innovative ways to tell stories and encourage action on political and social issues

Merekam agen perempuan dalam aktivisme lingkungan

Sejumlah film dokumenter terbaru telah menyoroti peran perempuan dalam menghadapi tantangan lingkungan lokal dan global pada masa kini.

Transgender communities and research ethics

In the absence of protocol or regulation the transgender community is setting their own standards for ethical research practice

Budaya sebagai teknologi

Mahasiswa diajarkan cara untuk memahami dampak keseharian dari pengetahuan dan teknologi di tengah merebaknya infrastruktur di Indonesia

Culture as technology

Students are taught to understand the everyday impact of knowledge and technology in the midst of Indonesia’s infrastructure boom

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