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Monday, December 04, 2017

A New Spirit

The 2017 Tempo Film Festival showed that Indonesian movies have returned to the bread and butter of cinematography: strong storylines. The six movies nominated use stories to support the pictures, rather than beautiful landscapes or lightweight plots that make no sense.

Even if Marlina Si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak (Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts) had been set in Bogor or Semarang, rather than on the exotic island of…

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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.