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Monday, December 04, 2017

Best Director, Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo Turah: An Unembellished Film

Turah is a straightforward film with ordinary characters and scenes, and no symbolisms nor poetics that require interpretation. What you see is what you get, unprocessed and unembellished. This is precisely what the Tempo Film Festival judges believe is the film’s primary strength: its as-it-is portrait of poverty. Young director Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo is the man behind the powerful feat.

As a director, Wisnu is both meticulous and mature,…

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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.