Jun 21, 2024 Last Updated 1:20 AM, Jun 20, 2024

Film Film & Cinema Film

Film review: Inheriting collective memories through 'Eksil'

A documentary embraced by TikTokers is changing how young people understand Indonesia’s past

Review: Netflix’s ‘Cigarette Girl’ promotes Big Tobacco interests in Indonesia

Netflix’s series Gadis Kretek (Cigarette Girl) romanticises an industry that kills around 290,000 Indonesians each year

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.

Review essay: Constructing Indonesian girlhood on film

Two decades after the cultural shift opened up by Reformasi, hope looks very different in Indonesian cinema

Film and community in a pandemic

A short film festival in Bali found a COVID-safe way to continue to bring people together

Film review: Kinipan

How forest restoration and food estate policies affect local communities

Sexy killers

Bringing the coal industry and the oligarchs into focus

Review: Short Film 'KTP'

A census worker’s village visit reveals the absurdities of identity card data

Review: Identity and pleasure, on screen

Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture invites us to embark on a visual journey of difficult episodes in Indonesian history

Encountering Indonesia at AsiaTOPA 2017 (Part 1)

Indonesian performances at the AsiaTOPA festival opened up ‘creative conversations’ between Australians and Indonesians

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