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  • Artjog Not  All Out
    Art & Culture

    Artjog Not All Out

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, contemporary art exhibition Artjog 2020 has to be held online while direct visits are subject to health protocols. Paintings are the dominant form of art this year.

  • Art Center Renaissance
    Art & Culture

    Art Center Renaissance

    The revitalization project of the Taman Ismail Marzuki Art Center is suffering political pressure from the DPRD and DPR. The PDI-P is the most vehement against the project.

  • An East Indies Home in The Hague
    Art & Culture

    An East Indies Home in The Hague

    Sophiahof Museum in The Hague aims to be a historical and cultural ‘home’ for people with ties to the former Dutch East Indies.

  • An Astronaut Named Siman

    An Astronaut Named Siman

    The Science of Fictions created by Yosep Anggi Noen belongs to the World Focus category at the Tokyo International Film Festival. A political trauma theme is presented through a unique idea.

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    An aerial photo of floods that inundated residential areas in Asera subdistrict, North Konawe Regency, Southeast Sulawesi, Tuesday, June 11. Thousands of homes in five villages in the Asera subdistrict are submerged in a flashflood. The North Konawe Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency data shows that Tapuwatu village suffers the worst calamity that all houses in that area are submerged and none of them can be seen from the surface of the water.

  • Come Clean
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    Come Clean

    Workers clean and repaint the dome of Istiqamah Mosque in Pekanbaru, Riau, Wednesday, May 1. The cleaning ritual of Islamic worship places is done to welcome the Ramadan fasting month, which this year starts on May 6.

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    Tourists swim around a whale shark (Rhincodon typus) in Botubarani, Bone Bolango Regency, Gorontalo, Sunday April 21. Whale sharks are usually spotted in Botubarani waters around the months of May and June.

  • 27 Steps of Ravi Bharwani

    27 Steps of Ravi Bharwani

    Director Ravi Bharwani and screenplay writer Rayya Makarim have again collaborated.

  • Aida Begic: In Every War, Children Suffer the Most

    Aida Begic: In Every War, Children Suffer the Most

    TO Aida Begic, Never Leave Me is more than just a film.

  • Celebrating the Diversity of Islam

    Celebrating the Diversity of Islam

    The Madani Film Festival showcases films that paint portraits of Muslim communities across the globe. A film about refugee children from Syria.

  • Javanese Cowboys

    Javanese Cowboys

    A fantasy movie is currently playing, with the theme of revenge set in 19th century Java. A touch of the ‘Wild West’.

  • Pidi Baiq and Dilan’s Sweet Talk

    Pidi Baiq and Dilan’s Sweet Talk

    Dilan is the hottest name on moviegoer’s lips. In less than three weeks, over five million viewers went to watch Dilan, a movie adapted from Pidi Baiq’s best-selling teen lit novel. A band player and a blogger, Pidi is known for his wacky humor.

  • The Grief of a Twin

    The Grief of a Twin

    Director Kamila Andini captures the process of grieving over death from a child’s point of view. The complex theme is presented tastefully.

  • Remembering Banda

    Remembering Banda

    Jay Subyakto has created a film on the history of Banda. The documentary tells nothing new, but it gives an artistic depiction of the historical moments that occurred in the archipelago.

  • A Head and a Bowl of Chicken Soup

    A Head and a Bowl of Chicken Soup

    Markus, an inveterate criminal, visits Marlina, a widow, in her secluded home on a barren hill in Sumba. He tells the widow that he intends to steal her livestock and then he and his friends will rape her that very night. While waiting for that moment, he asks her for some chicken soup.

  • The Other Face of Papua

    The Other Face of Papua

    FOR most Indonesians, Papua represents conflict and backwardness. To most of the country's non-Papuan residents, the region's various concerns may seem irrelevant.

  • A Man Without a Name

    A Man Without a Name

    Now entering the action genre, directors Kimo and Timo have released their latest film. Their new flick bears some resemblance to The Raid.

  • Building a Nation: Sukarno's Pancasila Speech in Film

    Building a Nation: Sukarno's Pancasila Speech in Film

    Sukarno's seminal Pancasila speech of June 1, 1945 effectively laid down the philosophical and political foundations of the Indonesian Republic. The concept of Pancasila (Five Principles), authored by the country's future first president during the Japanese occupation, is the basis of Indonesia's civilized rule. The government urges all Indonesians to honor this state ideology as their fundamental political philosophy.

    Considered crucial to national unity, the emblem and the words of the five sila, or principles, are displayed in practically every government office: 1) Belief in one supreme God; 2) Nationalism, the unity of Indonesia; 3) A just and civilized humanity; 4) Democracy, guided by the wisdom of unanimity arising from discussion (musyawarah); 5) Social justice, the equality of political rights and the rights of citizenship, as well as social and cultural equality.

  • The Lebaran Gridlock
  • Twelve Minutes of Poetry

    Twelve Minutes of Poetry

    Director: Wregas Bhanuteja
    Screenplay: Wregas Bhanuteja
    Actors: Rosa Winenggar, Yohanes Budyambara, Hosea Hatmaji, Banyu Bening

    The story is set in a kitchen filled with hanging pots and pans, and cans of flour for pizza. Diah, the short-haired woman, pulls aside Jarwo, a chubby male co-worker wearing an apron.

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