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Monday, December 04, 2017

Best Film, Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts: Deconstructing Identity in Four Acts

The film's title, Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, was initially written in English before being given the Indonesian title, Marlina Si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak-a direct translation from the English. But although Marlina is an Indonesian-language film, even an Indonesian teacher may have trouble understanding its dialogue, as most of it is spoken in the Sumba dialect. Fluent speakers of Indonesian unfamiliar with the dialect, however, may benefit from…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.