Feb 21, 2024 Last Updated 10:11 PM, Feb 20, 2024

Arts

Satirical and vivacious

Forty years of theatre coverage in Inside Indonesia

Concerts for cash

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

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: 25 years of music activism

For two decades Bali-based rock band Navicula’s mission has been to tackle some of the country’s biggest social and environmental ills

Film and community in a pandemic

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

Ki Poedijono (1940-2021)

Obituary of Ki Poedijono: dhalang (puppeteer), musician, dancer and gamelan teacher

Exhibited as losers

A new artwork holds up a mirror to physical anthropology and its baseless racial categorisations

Seni pertunjukan dan pandemi

Dalam edisi ini, penulis-penulis kami merinci dampak pandemi yang menghancurkan pada sektor seni pertunjukan Indonesia, tetapi juga semangat ketahanan yang mendorong para seniman ini untuk terus maju.

Wayangan dalam bayang-bayang COVID-19

Seniman dan penonton pertunjukan wayang kulit purwa di Jakarta beradaptasi menghadapi kesulitan di tengah pandemi COVID-19

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Book review: I am that unicorn

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This essay is the first in a new series featuring the writing of and edited by young people.

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