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Monday, December 04, 2017

Best Writer, Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo Turah: A Portrait of Poverty

INDONESIAN cinema’s major sin is in normalizing the myths of poverty. Many of our films show the poor relying on the compassion of the wealthy. The same solutions offered are: hard work, obedience and piety-things that have to do with personal capacity, as if poverty is not in any way related to the power relations and systemic exploitation underlying the many aspects of daily life.

Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo had…

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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.