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The government tries to preserve a fecund part of the coral triangle
Dec 21st 2013 | ALILA TIMUR, ALOR ISLANDS | From the print edition
THE ACT OF KILLING, the 2013 documentary about the political and criminal genocide in Indonesia of the 1960's and the ongoing unchecked abuses of power by government "thugs," has achieved international recognition. One of the most haunting films of the year, we discuss the filming, political and cultural factors of the genocide, impact and making of the film (featuring footage) with director Joshua Oppenheimer on this full length BYOD interview.
Several years ago, I spoke to two members of Allende’s government. Two who managed to survive. One of them recalled: “They used to threaten us, before the coup, before that terrible September 11, 1973: ‘Watch out, comrades, Jakarta is coming!’”
“We did not know much about Jakarta then,” he confessed. “Only that it was the capital of a far-away country called Indonesia… But very soon we found out…”
SOKOLA is a group of people who experienced in serving and assisting education for indigenous and marginalized community. With learning methods of quickly reading-writing.
SOKOLA tries to reach communities in Indonesia which have not been accessed by formal education, assist, and share knowledge or life-skills in order to face their daily real-life problem. We call it "School for Life"
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A People in Crisis . . .
A Young Woman’s Adventure . . .
A School for Life . . .
SOKOLA RIMBA (2013)
GENRE Biopic, Drama
DIRECTOR Riri Riza | PRODUCER Mira Lesmana | WRITER Riri Riza | MUSIC Aksan Sjuman | CINEMATOGRAPHER Gunpar Nimpuno | EDITOR W. Ichwandiarno | STUDIO Miles Films | DISTRIBUTOR Visi Lintas | COUNTRY Indonesia | RUNNING TIME 92 minutes | RELEASE November 21, 2013 (ID)
STARRING Prisia Nasution, Nyungsang Bungo, Beindah, Nengkabau
Education is a right, not a privilege.
text by: karamelkinema
Indonesia 15 years after the New Order
by Jeff Kingston
Special To The Japan Times
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june 16, 2013
In May 1998 President Suharto resigned, ending three decades in power in Indonesia and what was known as the New Order. As an army general, he had intervened against a coup attempt in 1965 that ended with the sidelining of President Sukarno and months of massacres all over the archipelago as Suharto consolidated his grip.
This large nation of islands is both ethnically and religiously diverse, with many minority groups who find their rights abused and subordinated to the political and economic interests of the state and dominant culture. A variety of conflicts of varying intensities have been ongoing for decades throughout the country, notably in Aceh and Papua.
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Area: 1.9 million sq km
Population: 232 million (UN, 2010)