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  • Keeping Mentawai Tattoos in Fashion
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    Keeping Mentawai Tattoos in Fashion

    Young Mentawai tattoo artists are attempting to revive the region’s dying tattoo art. The group documents traditional motifs and gives away free tattoos.

  • A Home for Documentaries
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    A Home for Documentaries

    Tonny Trimarasnto opened his home in Klaten, Central Java, to those interested in documentary film. Some of their works have made it into film festivals.

  • The Growing Enthusiasm for Minang Horse Racing
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    The Growing Enthusiasm for Minang Horse Racing

    THE tradition of horse racing in the Minang area (West Sumatra) has lasted for centuries. Apart from being a custom, horse racing in West Sumatra has now become an annual agenda of the Indonesian Equestrian and Horse Racing Association, as an event organized in Payakumbuh. Minangkabau horse racing also has multi-effects, ranging from developing people’s horse breeding, providing a living for horse handlers and jockeys, to boosting regional tourism.

  • Wayang Theater’s Young Puppeteers
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    Wayang Theater’s Young Puppeteers

    Sanggar Taruna Krida Rasa teaches Malang’s children and teenagers the art of puppeteering. The studio hopes to preserve wayang theater.

  • Cultural and Religious Harmony at Kali Opak
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    Cultural and Religious Harmony at Kali Opak

    Students at the Kali Opak Islamic School in Bantul take example from Sunan Kalijaga. Besides studying religion, students combine culture and the arts in their studies. The community is also involved.

  • An Online Sanctuary for Rare Sounds
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    An Online Sanctuary for Rare Sounds

    Palmer Keen’s interest in Indonesia’s culture and traditions has taken him to the country’s various corners, to record unique sounds. He archives the histories of these musical instruments.

  • Turning Trash to Gold
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    Turning Trash to Gold

    Bank Sampah Sakinah (Sakinah Trash Bank) has done more than manage trash produced by Batu Gadang residents in Padang City. The award-winning endeavor has also helped local residents earn more through recycling.

  • Village Thrives with a Clean River
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    Village Thrives with a Clean River

    Residents of Jagran hamlet in Klaten cleaned and reordered the Pusur River and its surroundings. The economy of the village has flourished thanks to tourism.

  • Stories Through Weaving
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    Stories Through Weaving

    Agustina Kahi Atanau dedicates her life to conserving and promoting Sumba’s handwoven textile. She received the Wastra Nusantara Lifetime Achievement Award from the First Lady.

  • Keeping the Deaf Ahead of the Game
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    Keeping the Deaf Ahead of the Game

    In Malang, a group of youngsters are making the community pay attention to disability issues, particularly for the Deaf. They are the Aksi Arek Tuli group, and work to empower the diffabled.

  • Liquid Gold from the Barren Land
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    Liquid Gold from the Barren Land

    Residents of Sukadana village in North Lombok turned to beekeeping to improve the local economy. Their village has become an educational tourism destination.

  • Hope, Cut Off by a Road
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    Hope, Cut Off by a Road

    The last lowland tropical in Sumatra is threatened by planned construction of a road meant for coal transport. The road will provide new access for forest encroachment, illegal logging, as well as hunting of endangered animals.

  • Returns from the Mangrove Forest
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    Returns from the Mangrove Forest

    The people of Lubuk Kertang were granted a community forest permit. Shrimp and crabs caught in the community’s mangrove forest now yield hundreds of millions of rupiah.

  • Coffee In The Protected Forests
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    Coffee In The Protected Forests

    As many as 50 farmer groups in West Lampung have committed to safeguarding a protected forest.

  • The Giant Bees
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    The Giant Bees

    The world’s largest bee species, previously thought as extinct, is apparently still found in Halmahera, North Maluku. The endangered species is hunted by collectors.

  • Restoring the Forest
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    Restoring the Forest

    Local residents are lending a hand in the restoration of their forest.

  • Women’s Voices from Yogyakarta’s Markets
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    Women’s Voices from Yogyakarta’s Markets

    Load carriers in Yogyakarta unite for their welfare. Lead by Rubiyah, they stand against sexual harassment and fight for better treatments. 

  • Forest for the Community
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    Forest for the Community

    The Marena customary community work together with a company in managing the Marena Customary Forest.

  • A Wellspring amid Oil Palm
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    A Wellspring amid Oil Palm

    The Segumon customary community is determined to salvage their ancestral land.

  • Giving Voice to Women Farmers
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    Giving Voice to Women Farmers

    In the past, most women farmers in Southwest Sumba were busy with nothing but house chores and field work. Wilhelmina Mali Dappa persuaded them to study and get involved in organisations, and encouraged them to stand up for their rights.

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